Washington D.C. Mayor Signs Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

Congress must now review the measure, which would decriminalize marijuana and eliminate jail time for most offenses in favor of fines.

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill Monday to decriminalize marijuana, allowing small amounts for personal use. The bill must now be reviewed by Congress before it can become law.

Breaking: @mayorvincegray has signed marijuana decriminalization bill. Next stop, Congress. #DC #marijuana

The signing was considered a formality after the D.C. Council voted for the bill with a large majority on March 25.

According to a recent poll conducted by American University Radio, 49% of D.C. residents support the legalization of marijuana with 33% opposed and 18% not sure.

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