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MAR 31, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Washington Mayor Vincent Gray Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

(Adds quote from spokeswoman, details on measure) WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana in the U.S. capital. The law makes possession a civil violation with a penalty of $25, lower than most city parking tickets. Possession had been a misdemeanor carrying up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. "He did sign it this morning," said spokeswoman Doxie McCoy. Gray is facing a tight race in the Democratic primary ... Read More

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