The D.C. newspaper is eager to see how the Metropolitan Police Department will be enforcing the law, so they've offered to pay the $25 fine for the first five people they hear from who have received citations.
There are some rules. You must send the paper a photo of the citation and the backstory of how it all unfolded. Sounds fair, right?
The new law in Washington D.C. decriminalizes possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal use. (Although smoking or selling weed is still illegal.) Previously the penalty for possession was $1,000 and up to six months in prison.