October 30, 2013. Today the Editorial Board of the Washington Informer came out in favor of decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2013/oct/30/editorial-decriminalize-it/ The Informer wrote:
“Every year, thousands of young, primarily black men are arrested for marijuana possession and for the vast majority, that act will have a tremendous impact on the course their lives take going forward. A criminal record for even minute amounts of marijuana will block these teens and adults from being able to secure a job, hinder their ability to get an education and diminish their life prospects in ways which make little sense.”
Last week, the Editorial Board of Washington Post said it too supported decriminalization of pot, saying “decriminalization is the best” policy choice. http://wp.me/pQLpi-u0 A D.C. Council vote on decriminalization may occur as soon as January 2014.