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How much do you know about D.C.'s marijuana law?

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?

1

Is marijuana legal now in the District?

Yes
No

2

I can now smoke a joint in my house without being charged with a crime.

True
False

3

So then, I can leave my house and smoke pot while walking down the street, right?

Yes
No

4

Let's say I get caught with a small amount of marijuana, I can keep it, right?

Yes
No

5

Let's say I have some pot, and a friend wants to buy some of it. Is that OK?

Yes
No

6

Since D.C. cops won't arrest me for a small amount of pot, there's no need to worry about legal problems.

True
False

7

Which carries the biggest fine?

Littering
Possessing an ounce of pot

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