Marijuana Possession Decriminalization

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There are two dominate manifest goals attached to the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014, also refereed to Council Bill 20-409. The first manifest goal is as the title of the legislations suggests, decriminalize marijuana; specifically eliminating criminal ramifications for individuals caught with one ounce or less of marijuana for intentions of personal use and not for distribution. The second manifest goal and according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the primary goal of the legislation is to reduce racial discrimination within the District of Columbia. According to a report released in 2013 by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Washing Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, there

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