Medical Marijuana Legal In US Capital

The bill now goes to Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, who supports eliminating criminal penalties and has said he will sign it, and the U.S. Congress, which can reject it.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: WASHINGTON, DC — Many consider medical marijuana to be one of the most contentious debates in health care today.  Twenty states and Washington, D.C. have legalized the use of marijuana to help alleviate side effects from a number of diseases and medications.  But federal law still defines it as having no medical value and Read the full article…

Choom Gang Rising

As so often happens in such cases, the act of government legalization itself confers public legitimacy, the absence of which was previously the chief political obstacle to legalization.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: I don’t smoke marijuana, a fact that many Americans no doubt consider a criminal waste of a three-year residency in the Netherlands. But I support others’ right to do so! And it looks like a majority of Americans now agree with me. Pew reports that for the first time since it started asking the Read the full article…

Choom Gang Rising

As so often happens in such cases, the act of government legalization itself confers public legitimacy, the absence of which was previously the chief political obstacle to legalization.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: I don’t smoke marijuana, a fact that many Americans no doubt consider a criminal waste of a three-year residency in the Netherlands. But I support others’ right to do so! And it looks like a majority of Americans now agree with me. Pew reports that for the first time since it started asking the Read the full article…

DC Council Considers Decriminalizing Small Amounts Of Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: D.C. Council members invite the public to testify on a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The hearing will be held Wednesday at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Currently, if you’re caught with less than an ounce of pot in D.C. then it’s a misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to 6 Read the full article…

DC Council Considers Decriminalizing Small Amounts Of Marijuana

Councilman Grosso has introduced his own bill that would legalize the use of pot for all adults over 21.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: D.C. Council members invite the public to testify on a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The hearing will be held Wednesday at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Currently, if you’re caught with less than an ounce of pot in D.C. then it’s a misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to 6 Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Washington DC

The move amounted to a setback for advocates of full marijuana legalization and underscored the halting way the District may be forced to implement Initiative 71, the ballot measure approved overwhelmingly in November by District voters.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A bill that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21 and set up a system of regulated marijuana commerce was introduced in the District of Columbia city council Tuesday.

D.C. Government Program to Subsidize Pot for Poor Patients

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: An unprecedented D.C. government program will require medical marijuana dispensaries to put aside 2 percent of their profits in order to subsidize pot purchases for poor patients.