D.C. Residents Will Vote On Legalizing Marijuana In November Election

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Residents in the District of Columbia will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana in the nation’s capital.

The D.C. Board of Elections voted Wednesday to add an initiative on pot legalization to the Nov. 4 ballot.

Last month, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign submitted more than 57,000 signatures from registered voters to get a marijuana legalization bill on the ballot. Only 23,780 signatures are required for a ballot question to to qualify.

If approved, the initiative would allow people 21 or older to possess up to 2 ounces of pot and to grow up to six marijuana plants at home. Using or selling drug paraphernalia also would be legal.


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