In this scene from BONG APPÉTIT, Abdullah talks to Ed Weidenfeld (and his son Nick) about how his Parkinson’s Disease led to him getting into cannabis cultivation.
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Arrests for the public use of marijuana in the District nearly tripled in 2016 and are on track to remain high in 2017, public records show.
Complex News’ Nadeska Alexis and Speedy Morman visit the DCMJ headquarters in Washington D.C., ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration to find out how organizers put together their Trump 420 demonstration and rolled over 4,200 joints, which were handed out for free and smoking Trump’s inaugural speech.
People behind the plan say it is about much more than getting high.
There is a new push in the District of Columbia to further legalize marijuana.
As U.S. Senate hearings began on Jan. 10, 2017, for Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-marijuana nominee for Attorney General, rumors about the Drug Enforcement Agency shutting down dispensaries were already circulating.
With passage of the Medical Marijuana Reciprocity Amendment Act, the District joins Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Arizona and Maine in allowing some level of reciprocity for out-of-state registered medical marijuana users.
Washington, D.C.-based startup New Frontier Data has almost completed a $5 million funding round to expand its work doing data and analytics for the legal marijuana industry.
A legal marijuana industry could contribute billions of dollars in annual tax revenues to state and federal governments, according to the Tax Foundation. “If all states legalized and taxed marijuana, states could collectively expect to raise between $5 billion and $18 billion per year,” the report said.
Testing for employee marijuana use in Washington, D.C., is riddled with gray area now that recreational marijuana is legal under Initiative 71.
D.C. residents cannot buy or sell marijuana of any kind, but this is exactly what savvy entrepreneurs would like to happen.
To further limit the District’s law, the region is also populated with more than 20 institutions of higher education that will likely assume the federal perspective on cannabis.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C.’s marijuana legalization initiative is in jeopardy due to Congressional meddling, but President Obama can still save it.
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.
The proliferation of legal marijuana in the last decade has come as a huge relief to millions of marijuana users in the United States.
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.
Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to legalize marijuana in their respective jurisdictions. Alaskans supported the measure by a 52-48 percent margin.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Washington, D.C., joined Alaska and Oregon to legalize recreational marijuana use. It was a perfect trifecta for recreational reform efforts.
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.
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.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia since 2010, but dispensaries did not begin opening until the spring of 2013. They have had a pretty rugged year, operating within the confines of a highly restrictive law. That may be about to change, however, because the District’s Council has made moves.
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.