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


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


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


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


House committee attempts to block D.C. weed decriminalization law

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee voted to amend D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization law and effectively limit the District’s ability to decriminalize the drug. Mayor Vincent Gray signed the bill in March, but, to the chagrin of weed activists throughout the… Read More

Activists want D.C. to vote on marijuana legalization in 2014

With legal weed now a reality in Colorado and Washington, far away from meddling narcs, marijuana advocates are eyeing legalization for a District in the feds’ backyard. Last Friday, Adam Eidinger, the co-owner of Capital Hemp and leader of DCMJ… Read More

Marijuana decriminalization bill set for introduction to D.C. Council

Vox will soon be able to rest easier knowing that light enjoyment of some greenery won’t be met with a jail sentence. At least, hopefully. Under a bill which D.C. Council members Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and Marion Barry (D-Ward… Read More

Prefrosh Preview: Weed, molly, coke—pick your favorite

Georgetown doesn’t have a huge drug scene, but many students smoke pot recreationally. Students often find it difficult to find dealers, though, and it’s even harder to find good places to smoke. Most students end up smoking in… Read More

ACLU report shows racial bias in marijuana arrest rates, advances legalization argument

With recreational weed laws now reality in Colorado and Washington, along with the first commercial hemp crop being planted in 60 years, skies seem clear for marijuana advocates—or perhaps happily hazy. In the District, however, an ACLU report… Read More

New poll shows that D.C. wants legal weed

Ahead of Vox‘s favorite day to enjoy nature, D.C. gives us another reason to be glad Georgetown is located in such a liberal city. A new poll released today by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy… Read More