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65% of Washington DC Voters Support Marijuana Legalization Initiative

65% of Washington DC Voters Support Marijuana Legalization Initiative

A new poll conducted by The Washington Post/NBC News/Marist shows that 65% of Washington DC voters support Initiative 71, which would legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol. “D.C. voters...
Washington DC Selects Marijuana Legalization Campaign Slogans

Washington DC Selects Marijuana Legalization Campaign Slogans

The DC Cannabis Campaign has selected three slogans to support their push for legalizing marijuana in Washington DC with Initiative 71.  The group kept it simple, with their primary...
Marijuana Legalization Vote Coming to DC This November

Marijuana Legalization Vote Coming to DC This November

A ballot initiative has been approved in Washington DC that will allow voters to determine whether they want to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over.  Submitted by...
White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states’ rights...
House Committee Tries to Stop Marijuana Decriminalization in DC

House Committee Tries to Stop Marijuana Decriminalization in DC

As a district and not a state, Washington DC’s lawmakers have the unique displeasure of the federal government having the final say on all laws passed. Typically, the federal...
Washington DC House Panel Debates Decriminalization

Washington DC House Panel Debates Decriminalization

Washington DC lawmakers voted to decriminalize low level marijuana possession earlier this year.  DC has the unique situation of federal lawmakers being able to overturn council votes.  A debate...
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....