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More expensive than a pot possession fine in D.C.

Starting Thursday, July 17, D.C. law replaces criminal penalties for possession of 1 ounce of marijuana with a $25 civil fine. (Smoking in public, possession of more than 1 ounce or possession on federal property and selling marijuana remain criminal offenses.) What's more expensive than this new fine? Quite a few things.