After a series of protests in the spring—most notably a mass smoke-in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—DCMJ is once again hitting the streets to advocate for making it legal to take a hit.
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While cannabis-focused startups are beginning to sprout all over the country as various forms of legalization are implemented, the District’s bizarre standard of having cannabis technically legal but unregulated is a fecund plot for creative businesses.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary voted to dilute the will of District voters who approved Ballot Initiative 71 by passing unnecessary legislation largely outlawing adult marijuana use in the District.
On Dec. 22, 2015, Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department arrested Nicholas Cunningham and Evonne Lidoff for misdemeanor distribution of marijuana, through Kush Gods, Cunningham’s enterprise that exchanges marijuana for donations.
The Financial Services spending bill adopted by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 23, 2015, omitted language that would ban regulated sales of marijuana in Washington, D.C.
District Grower’s building in Southeast, Washington, D.C., is incognito by design—it shares walls with an auto body shop and has no sign indicating what goes on behind its weathered brick facade.
D.C. residents cannot buy or sell marijuana of any kind, but this is exactly what savvy entrepreneurs would like to happen.
Washington, D.C. – At first glance, the ComfyTree Cannabis Expo held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol Hotel in Southwest appeared to be a typical Washington, D.C., conference.
Last week, Alaska wasn’t the only area in the United States to legalize marijuana. As of 12:01 AM on February 26, 2015, recreational marijuana became legal in the capital of our beloved country, Washington, D.C.
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, ArcView Market Research and Viridian Capital Research will co-host a session on “Funding Your Cannabusiness” at the Comfytree Cannabis Convention in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, February 9, the Council of the District of Columbia was scheduled to hold a hearing on Bill 21-0023 that would establish a comprehensive system for licensing and regulating retail sales of marijuana.
When residents of Washington, D.C., legalized recreational marijuana with Initiative 71, they knew there was going to be trouble. Congress has a notorious habit of meddling in the District’s affairs.
Cannabis legalization is often the stalking horse for a variety of different issues. When asked what the legalization is about, some will reply, “Investment opportunity.” For others, it is about making medicine available.
Many Americans have actually experienced a government shutdown so the term has a less apocalyptic connotation in 2014. Fortunately, Congress was able to avert a shutdown this year at the 11th hour by signing a massive spending bill that funds the federal government.
A move to legalize marijuana in the nation’s capital may be blocked by Congress.
The final “must pass” federal spending bill that Congress will consider this week, also known as the “cromnibus,”and released by senior appropriators last night includes an amendment that prohibits the U.S. Justice Department from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws.
Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014 /Weed Wire/ — Media sources are reporting that members of Congress are negotiating provisions to a government funding bill that would block the nation’s capital in its efforts to legalize marijuana.
The 2014 midterm election was a huge victory for the cannabis industry. Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., passed their respective cannabis reform bills and the inevitability of nationwide legalization became just a little bit more real.
Florida, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. all had cannabis reform bills on the ballot and most of them did well. Let’s take a look at who passed, who failed and see what this means for the cannabis industry and investors.
Election Day is finally here. Have you voted yet? Right now, millions of Americans are heading to the polls to cast their vote on a wide range of platforms, including marijuana.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Washington, D.C., will likely vote to legalize recreational marijuana. It is the most heavily favored to succeed of the four marijuana ballot initiatives. Yet, as far as the investment community is concerned, this has earned a yawn and a big “So what?”
By an estimated 2-to-1 margin, voters in Washington D.C. are expected to pass the legalization of marijuana.
Back in 2012, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. Election Day 2014 looks like it will be a repeat. Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have initiatives on the November 4, 2014, ballot.
November 4, 2014 could be a very, very big night for advocates of legalization. Initiatives will likely be on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. The two jurisdictions that now permit recreational use, Colorado and Washington, could become five overnight.
You have to love a scrappy fighter. The District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical use in 2010. In March 2014, the DC City Council moved to decriminalize private recreational use. On June 25, 2014, House Republicans moved to block funding for that law.