Mayor Bowser vows to defend Initiative 71

  It’s usually pretty rare that any overwhelming majority of people agree on something. But DC residents proved this to be wrong on a particular issue. They know what they want. They want their marijuana. And they want… Read More

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Organized effort against marijuana legalization not entirely legal

According to documents obtained by DCist from the Office of Campaign Finance, an organization called TIE, which stands for “Two Is Enough, DC”, launched a campaign against marijuana legalization that was not entirely…legal. In August, the group whose… Read More

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D.C. moves further toward regulation and taxation of marijuana

Last week on Nov. 25, D.C. councilmembers voted in favor of legislation to regulate and license the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana in the District. Cannabis stores could open as early as 2016 if the Council approves… Read More

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Unlikely that Congress will block D.C. marijuana legalization

On November 4, Initiative 71 passed with massive support. Nearly 70 percent of voters were in favor of marijuana legalization in the District. Initiative 71 legalizes possession of up to two ounces in D.C. for adults age 21 and… Read More

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Marijuana legalized by D.C. referendum vote

D.C. residents and stoners, rejoice. The District electorate successfully voted for Initiative 71, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in private. The bill, which passed with 69.4 percent of the vote, makes it legal for residents over 21… Read More

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Washington City Paper reminds you not to light up weed in public after tomorrow’s election

If polls are to be believed, Washington, D.C. will legalize marijuana with a referendum vote during tomorrow’s election. While crowds in Colorado and Washington state had their fun publicly celebrating marijuana legalization, Vox recommends that you not take tomorrow’s… Read More

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D.C. Council clouds odds of simple marijuana legalization

The battle over the legalization of marijuana in D.C. is lighting up as the city approaches election day. Both campaigns are putting up fliers on streetlamps, covering the grass with signs, and creating slogans. While the polls look… Read More

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Marijuana is going to be (kinda) legal this fall

The evidence is clear: D.C. voters want their weed and they want it legalized. According to a poll conducted by NBC4, the Post, and Marist, likely voters in the Nov. 4 election support marijuana legalization in a 2-to-1 ratio over… Read More

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D.C. weed decriminalization or legalization will not change rules on campus

Marijuana decriminalization went into affect this week in D.C., despite Congress’ best attempts to stop it with their usual budgetary tricks. Laxer cannabis use laws in the District, however, will have no bearing on Georgetown’s own rules and… Read More