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Smoking Pot Is Now Basically Legal In Our Nation's Capital

  • U.S.
  • 04.01.14 10:27 AM EDT

DC Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of marijuana up to an ounce (28 grams) on Monday. The law drops the penalty to $25, lower than most parking tickets in the city. A recent ACLU study showed that black people in DC were eight times more likely to be arrested for pot than people of other races. Noted marijuana enthusiast George Clinton was beamed aboard the Mothership after the announcement, saying "My work is done, y'all."