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D.C. Council to Vote on Medical Pot, Record Sealing



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    The D.C. Council is poised to make further changes to marijuana laws in the nation's capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot.

    The council will vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana as they see fit. All 13 councilmembers have already signaled their support for the legislation. Currently, medical marijuana can only be prescribed in the District of Columbia to people suffering from a short list of conditions.

    The council will also vote on whether nonviolent marijuana offenders should have their criminal records sealed. The bill follows the council's move earlier this year to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot. The bill would allow people convicted of offenses that are later legalized or decriminalized to apply to have their records sealed.