Washington, D.C. is on the eve of enacting a new law that decriminalizes the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal use. Before midnight on Wednesday, it could cost you six months ... more 
Washington, D.C. is on the eve of enacting a new law that decriminalizes the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal use. Before midnight on Wednesday, it could cost you six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if you’re caught sneaking around with the sticky icky. But starting on Thursday, a little bit of weed in the pocket will set you back a mere $25 — and Washington City Paper wants to pick up the tab.isparity in pot arrests is getting worse. The Washington City Paper editors write: At Washington City Paper, we think the new law is a big improvement: For one, the vast majority of people arrested for possession of marijuana in D.C. are black, and the racial disparity in pot arrests is getting worse. For another, why should the other Washington be more progressive than we are? But we're also curious to see how it'll be enforced. So we'll make an offer to the large, large numbers of people living here who have at some point possessed pot: If you get a citation under the new law, send us a picture of the citation and tell us your story, and if you're one of the first five people we hear from at potfine@washingtoncitypaper.com, we'll pay your $25 fine. less 
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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 5:00 PM EDT