Soon you may be able to blaze the green yah mean without getting busted.
Lawmakers Could Approve Bill Decriminalizing Kush
If this bill passes, people are going to be puffin’ piff on 420 like it’s going out of style.
According to Raw Story:
A recently passed D.C. bill decriminalizing sticky icky must now pass through a GOP-controlled committee before going into effect, allowing the public and politicians alike to light up without facing criminal charges.
The bill, signed by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D), now goes before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA.), and the Government Operations sub-panel, led by Rep. John Mica (R-FL.), according to The Hill.
Both panels will review the law when Congress returns from their two-week spring recess.
Under the new law, smoking sticky icky in public would remain a jailable criminal offense, but carrying small amounts of the herb or smoking it in the privacy of a home would only be subject to a $25 fine with no criminal charges filed.
Because of the unique nature of Washington D.C., Congressional approval is needed for the bill to go into effect.
Under the rules governing the nation’s capitol, Congress is given 60 days to review – and possibly block – the proposal before it takes effect. Rejection of the bill would require action by both the House and Senate.
Do you think the bill should be passed?