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POT IN WASHINGTON
Long cautious on marijuana issues, DC now on fast track to decriminalizing some possession
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:10 AM EST
The District of Columbia is on the fast track toward decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Some activists want the city to go further by legalizing marijuana. They're considering a ballot initiative if the council doesn't take that step.
D.C. leaders have long been cautious about pot, in part because Congress has the final say on city laws. Congress held up medical marijuana in D.C. for a decade. But with 17 states having some form of decriminalization, many believe Congress won't intervene.