The D.C. Council has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The Annapolis police chief cited a news story about marijuana overdose deaths in Colorado when he testified Tuesday against legalizing the drug, not realizing the story was a hoax.
The federal government is giving banks a roadmap for doing business with marijuana sellers.
Colorado voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state.
The D.C. Council is set to take its first vote on decriminalizing marijuana Tuesday, but city lawmakers are considering a major change to the proposed law that would allow police to lock you up if you’re caught lighting up in public.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations soon that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.
President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”
Advocates for marijuana legalization want District of Columbia voters to decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.
It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation’s capital is on the fast track.
A deputy attorney general says District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray supports decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana because the drug is not particularly harmful and because arresting people for possession can do significant damage.