WaPo Editorial Board: “decriminalization is the best” policy choice.

“Enforcing criminal penalties against those who aren’t involved in trafficking or selling the drug would be too harsh and a waste of government resources.” the Washington Post Editorial Board wrote today.

With decriminalization, “recreational cannabis users wouldn’t face arrest, charges or jail time — any of which can destroy their lives — as long as they aren’t caught with more than an ounce of the drug,” the Post Editorial Board wrote.

Nice shout out to pzukerberg too.  “An all-around better policy, long championed by District lawyer Paul Zukerberg, would be to slap small-time users with a civil fine.”  Slapping aside, a lot of progress has been made in the 10 months since I began my D.C. Council campaign in December 2012.  Stay tuned

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marijuana-likely-to-be-decriminalized-in-dc/2013/10/27/238b83c4-3dbe-11e3-b7ba-503fb5822c3e_story.html

 

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