Washington D.C. Considers Something Sensible

July 12, 2013 | Bucky Turco

There’s only one city in the United States that arrests more people for bullshit amounts of weed than New York City and that is our national’s capital. Soon, that could change, Yahoo News reports. Brave D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells has introduced legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amount of weed — defined as less than an ounce — to a civil fine instead of a criminal record.

Presently, anyone caught with even just a roach could face months in jail and a maximum fine of $1000. A recent poll found that 75 percent of voters in D.C. are cool with changing that city’s draconian pot laws which –SHOCKINGLY! — lead to the arrests of far more blacks than whites, even though the latter consumes more weed. Must just be an anomaly, because everyone in D.C. knows racism doesn’t exist.

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