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Washington, D.C. Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalizationi
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February 10, 2014 6:28 PM
After Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana for recreational use, other states and cities around the country began taking a fresh look at their own marijuana laws. Some are bowing to political pressure to fully legalize marijuana, which recent polls indicate a majority of Americans support. Others, like Washington, D.C., are leaning more toward only decriminalizing the drug. If it does, the city would join 17 states with similar laws. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports.

Washington, D.C. Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalization

Published February 10, 2014

After Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana for recreational use, other states and cities around the country began taking a fresh look at their own marijuana laws. Some are bowing to political pressure to fully legalize marijuana, which recent polls indicate a majority of Americans support. Others, like Washington, D.C., are leaning more toward only decriminalizing the drug. If it does, the city would join 17 states with similar laws. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports.