presidential-bubba-458,000 people have signed a petition in Washington D.C. (more then twice the number required) to a recreational marijuana initiative on the ballot in November.

The law would allow adults to have up to two ounces of marijuana on them. Also allowed under the proposed law would be cultivation of up to six plants at home. However, the proposed law would not legalize the sale of marijuana, because a current law bars voters in D.C. from doing that by ballot initiative. The D.C. City Council is considering a bill that would, however, undermine that law by allowing the District to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana.

The Bills Co-sponsor, Councilmember David Grosso (I), said in a press conference Monday “Even once we’ve legalized marijuana and stopped putting people in jail for it, it is important for us to regulate it in a way that is done responsibly for the District,”

Opponents of the bill fear that legalizing recreational use of marijuana will lead to higher use amongst teens. That is a flawed logic of ignorant people. I remember when I was a teenager it was far easier to get a bag of weed then it was to get a bottle of booze… because the drug dealers didn’t ID. I bet if D.C. does legalize recreational marijuana use, the stores in D.C will check ID’s.

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