Marijuana Decriminalization Advances in Washington, D.C.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The city council in Washington, D.C., took a first step toward decriminalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital amid a widening U.S. push to loosen sanctions against users of the drug.

The District of Columbia council, on an 11-1 vote, gave initial approval yesterday to lowering the punishment for possession of as much as an ounce of marijuana to a fine, instead of potential jail time. The bill faces a second vote before it goes to Mayor Vincent Gray for approval. The Democrat is in favor of the change. [Read more…]

DC Council Could Vote To Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana Possession As Early As January

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The D.C. Council could send a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Mayor Vincent Gray as early as January.

That’s according to Councilmember Tommy Wells, who introduced the bill and chaired a committee hearing on the measure on Thursday. Nine of Wells’ 13 colleagues have signaled their support for the bill, and Gray also supports it. [Read more…]

DC Council Could Vote To Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana Possession As Early As January

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The D.C. Council could send a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Mayor Vincent Gray as early as January.

That’s according to Councilmember Tommy Wells, who introduced the bill and chaired a committee hearing on the measure on Thursday. Nine of Wells’ 13 colleagues have signaled their support for the bill, and Gray also supports it. [Read more…]

Medical Marijuana Legal In US Capital

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 being as addictive as heroin.   [Read more…]

Medical Marijuana Legal In US Capital

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 being as addictive as heroin.   [Read more…]