Washington, D.C. moves to decriminalize weed.

Washington, D.C. moves to decriminalize weed.

IT’S NOT the same as being in Colorado or Washington state, but the nation’s capital has joined the debate and the move to make marijuana a legal and regulated substance.

Under the bill, D.C. would not go as far as Colorado and Washington state, where voters have legalized the sale and use of marijuana. Instead, the measure would put the District at the forefront of 17 states that have taken the partial measure to decriminalized marijuana, eliminating jail time for most offenses in favor of civil fines. [Washington Post]