Tag Archives: D.C.

Cannabis, Dads, and Parkinson's Disease

Cannabis, Dads, and Parkinson’s Disease

Cannabis, Dads, and Parkinson’s Disease

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.

How to Organize A Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints

How to Organize a Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints

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.

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

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.

DC to Allow Out of State Medical Marijuana Users to Buy in City

DC to Allow Out of State Medical Marijuana Users to Buy in City

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.


Legal Pot Industry Could Bring Billions in Annual State and Federal Taxes

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.


DC Cannabis Expo Preps Attendees for Green Rush

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.


Initiative 71 May Be Safe Despite Cromnibus

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.

HISTORIC VICTORY: Congress Prohibits Justice Department from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws

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.


Congress Could Overturn Legalization in DC

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.


Election 2014: Four State Initiatives & What They Mean for Marijuana Investors

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.


D.C.’s Dispensaries Poised to Prosper

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.


Can DC Decriminalize? Fully Legalize?

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.