Washington DC

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....
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,...