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Recreational Marijuana Use Now Legal in Washington, DC

A law that legalizes marijuana use is now in effect in Washington, D.C. The new law, which voters passed in a referendum last November, took effect shortly after midnight local time Thursday. The law allows adults 21 and over to privately possess and smoke a fifth of a kilogram of pot, and to grow small amounts of the plant. Buying, selling and smoking in public still would be against the law. The U.S. capital city joins Alaska, Colorado and the state of Washington in legalizing...

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