US: Possessing and using Marijuana legalized in Washington DC

  • It is now legally permissible to possess and use small amounts of marijuana in the US capital, making Washington DC the latest place in the country to legalize the drug’s use for recreational purposes.

    From Thursday midnight, people using the drug in private won’t face prosecution.

    The move has, however, created a division between the city’s mayor Muriel Bowser and some members of Congress.

    Visitors and residents in Washington DC over 21 years of age can now possess up to 56 gm of cannabis, and grow some plants at home.

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