The Washington D.C. city council has voted to make the possession and the smoking of marijuana in the privacy of one’s home no longer a criminal offense.1 The article added that the bill, expected to be signed by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, “would partially decriminalize pot by imposing civil fines rather than jail time for most offenses.” This is good news for our President. Now, he can have livelier fantasy football parties at the White House because he won’t be restricted to beer and wine, frustrating for him since he believes they’re all the same when it comes to impacting one’s health.2
Another article noted that “anyone caught with 28 grams of marijuana or less will be fined $25 — less than most city parking tickets.”3 So now, the President will only have to worry about getting into just a smidgen of trouble if he carries it with him to meetings with the IRS to discuss getting back at conservatives.
1 – “D.C. Council votes to eliminate jail time for marijuana possession,” by Aaron C. Davis, http://www.washingtonpost.com, 3/4/2014
2 — “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” the president told the New Yorker’s David Remnick. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Article by Jake Miller, CBS News, 1/19/2014
3 – “Washington DC City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession,” by http://www.voanews.com, 3/4/2014