A debate over how to handle minor drug offenses brought about a marijuana decriminalization law passed by the D.C. Council. It took effect July 17. How much do you know about the District's new law?
Is marijuana legal now in the District?
I can now smoke a joint in my house without being charged with a crime.
So then, I can leave my house and smoke pot while walking down the street, right?
Let's say I get caught with a small amount of marijuana, I can keep it, right?
Let's say I have some pot, and a friend wants to buy some of it. Is that OK?
Since D.C. cops won't arrest me for a small amount of pot, there's no need to worry about legal problems.
Which carries the biggest fine?