Washington DC legalises marijuana possession and use
Washington DC joins Alaska, Colorado, and Washington state as the only places in the US that allow the use of the drug for recreational purposes.
Residents and visitors to the city over the age of 21 can possess as much as 2oz (56g) of cannabis, and may grow a few plants at home. Buying and selling the drug remains illegal, as does smoking it in public. The change has created tension between the city's mayor and Congress. (See also: DC legalises recreational marijuana despite GOP opposition in Congress)
BBC News (UK)
Thursday, February 26, 2015