Tag Archives: Initiative 71

Activists Plan March of the (Marijuana) Clones

Activists Plan March of the (Marijuana) Clones

Activists Plan March of the (Marijuana) Clones

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.


How Startups Will Take Advantage of DC’s Weed Laws

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.

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DC Council Committee on the Judiciary Permanently Bans Marijuana Consumption in Private Clubs

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.

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DC Not Buying Kush Gods’ Donations for Marijuana

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.


Could Legal Recreational Sales Begin in DC in 2016?

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.

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Corey Barnette’s Ambitions for DC’s Legal Marijuana

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.


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.

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DC May Open Up $130 Million MJ Market

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?”


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.


Legalization Likely on Three Ballots

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.


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.