Tag: Vincent Gray

10
Feb

D.C. City Council Passes Marijuana Decriminalization

Last Tuesday, February 4, the Washington D.C. City Council voted to decriminalize less than an ounce of marijuana possession by a wide margin of 11-1. The bill now becomes one of the most lax decriminalized marijuana laws in the country, as possession of less than an ounce will now only garner a $25 fine. It does remain criminal to smoke

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11
Dec

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray Signs 911 Good Samaritan Act

On Friday, December 7, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Amendment Act of 2012 (#B19-754). The legislation provides limited legal protection for those who witness or experience a drug overdose and summon medical assistance. The legislation now goes before the United States Congress for review, as required by federal law. A coalition comprised

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