Fun fact: The fine for littering in Washington D.C. is $75 — while the district’s fine for smoking pot in public is only $25.
D.C.’s police chief Cathy Lanier took note of the surprising statistic at a recent speech: “I can’t afford to make jokes about it, but in 24 years of policing, it’s a little bit of a shift,” she said, according to The Daily Beast.
The very modern numbers bring up an interesting perspective. In 2015, should local governments be more concerned about littering, a serious but uncontroversial issue, than they are about hot-button marijuana? Let us know what you think in the poll below.[poll id=”19″]