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Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

On Monday, Washington DC Mayor Vince Gray signed a bill into law that decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Now, instead of facing criminal charges...
Activists to Begin Collecting Signatures for Marijuana Legalization in Washington DC

Activists to Begin Collecting Signatures for Marijuana Legalization in Washington DC

On Tuesday, the Washington DC Board of Elections cleared a marijuana legalization measure to begin collecting signatures to get their initiative onto the November ballot.  The decision came after...
Washington DC Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Washington DC Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

The Washington DC Council passed a bill Tuesday that decriminalizes low level marijuana possession.  It is expected that Mayor Vincent Gray will sign the bill. The bill will impose...
DC Councilman Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

DC Councilman Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

Washington DC Council Member Tommy Wells has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday on a bill to decriminalize marijuana.  The bill would replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with fines....
Washington DC Sees Low Demand for Medical Marijuana

Washington DC Sees Low Demand for Medical Marijuana

Washington DC legalized medical marijuana almost two decades ago, but only began allowing dispensaries to open this year.  One might expect that after such a long wait patients would...
DC Mayor Supports Marijuana Decriminalization

DC Mayor Supports Marijuana Decriminalization

On Wednesday, Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray spoke out in favor of decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.  This gives momentum to a proposal by council member...
First Legal Medical Marijuana Sale Made in Washington DC

First Legal Medical Marijuana Sale Made in Washington DC

Medical marijuana was legalized in Washington DC 15 years ago, but it took until yesterday evening for the District’s first legal medical marijuana transaction to take place. Last night,...
New Poll Shows 3/4 of Washington DC Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

New Poll Shows 3/4 of Washington DC Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

A new poll released Thursday shows that 75% of Washington DC residents support decriminalizing the possession of small amount of marijuana.  The poll, commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project...
Washington DC’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans to Open

Washington DC’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans to Open

Washington DC’s first medical marijuana dispensary is planning to open next month.  Metropolitan Wellness Center will be located at 409 8th Street SE.  This location is only a few...
DC’s First Medical Marijuana Collectives Get Approval

DC’s First Medical Marijuana Collectives Get Approval

In April, four medical marijuana collective hopefuls advanced to the next round of screening to determine whether or not they would be allowed to open in the District.  Having...