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Wells, Barry Host Hearing Tonight On Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Members of the D.C. Council are inviting the public to testify on a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), who chairs the council's public safety committee, and Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) are organizing today's hearing at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library (1800 Good Hope Road SE).

The hearing will continue tomorrow at the Wilson Building.

Proponents of the legislation say black D.C. residents make up a disproportionate percentage of the number of people arrested for marijuana possession in the city.

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