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New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act is gaining ground in both the House and the Senate.  The bill aims to legalize medical marijuana on a...
Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

On Thursday, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser implemented the district’s new law allowing its residents to legally smoke marijuana for House Republicans who warned that implementing the law would...
DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

Congress has blocked the DC City Council from using local funds to create a regulatory system for recreational marijuana, which was approved by voters last fall. Now, DC Attorney...
President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal would allow Washington DC to move forward with implementing marijuana legalization. DC voters approved marijuana legalization last year, but Congress included a provision in...
DC Council Moving Forward with Marijuana Legalization

DC Council Moving Forward with Marijuana Legalization

The Washington DC Council has set up hearings on marijuana legalization, signaling that they intend to move forward with marijuana legalization following the approval of Initiative 71 by voters...
Congressional Spending Deal Bans Money From Going to Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Program

Congressional Spending Deal Bans Money From Going to Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Program

Recreational marijuana was legalized by Washington DC voters with a margin of 2-1, but Congress has officially taken steps that will stop Initiative 71 from being implemented. A spending...
House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans are trying to stop marijuana legalization in Washington DC, which was approved by state voters last month. According to Democratic and Republican sources, Republicans are trying to...
Washington DC Council Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

Washington DC Council Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

On Tuesday, the Washington DC council unanimously passed legislation that will ban employers from drug testing potential employees for marijuana before making a conditional job offer. The new law...
Congress Will Probably Allow Marijuana Legalization in Washington DC

Congress Will Probably Allow Marijuana Legalization in Washington DC

At a press conference Thursday, Washington DC’s congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton encouraged Congress to respect the will of voters and allow marijuana legalization to pass.  Norton was joined...
Marijuana Legalized in Oregon,Washington DC, Alaska

Marijuana Legalized in Oregon,Washington DC, Alaska

Oregon and Washington DC have officially joined the ranks of Washington and Colorado by approving voter-based marijuana legalization initiatives.  At time of publication 86% of of Alaska’s precincts had...