House Votes To Protect Legal States Against Federal Interference

The House of Representatives approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would protect marijuana businesses operating legally under state, territory, or tribal law from federal interference. The amendment, passed in a 254-163 vote, would prohibit the Department of Justice (DoJ) from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal marijuana [...]

2020-08-11T02:17:22-07:00August 11, 2020|

Pressure Mounting On Congress To Allow D.C. Retail Marijuana Sales

A coalition of advocacy and civil rights groups have sent a letter to leaders of both chambers of Congress demanding a legal retail marijuana market in Washington, D.C. Five years after D.C. voters approved a ballot initiative to allow home cultivation of cannabis and possession of small amounts, it’s still [...]

2019-12-02T04:17:03-07:00December 2, 2019|

D.C. Now Accepting Medical Marijuana Cards From Other States

The mayor of Washington, DC said last month that dispensaries in the nation's capital will now accept valid medical marijuana cards issued in any of the 27 states with such programs in place. Washington, DC already accepted medical marijuana cards from 19 other states. Now, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Nevada, [...]

2019-10-02T04:34:58-07:00September 5, 2019|

Legislation Introduced In DC To Allow Retail Sales

In 2014, residents of Washington, D.C., voted by a margin of 65% in favor of Initiative 71, legalizing recreational marijuana. The U.S. Congress, which has oversight powers over the city’s laws, did not act to overturn the initiative, but since passage the city has been without a legal market because [...]

2018-12-13T01:44:02-07:00December 11, 2018|

Can You Get Marijuana in Washington D.C.?

In Washington, D.C., recreational marijuana is legal but not necessarily easy to obtain because the law does not allow for sales. With medical marijuana, the process is similar to that of other areas of the country. Federal law also applies in many areas of the city, so for visitors it [...]

2018-12-13T01:50:36-07:00October 31, 2018|

DC Reduces Penalties for Public Marijuana Consumption

On September 21, the mayor and chief of police of Washington, D.C., announced that the city’s police would no longer arrest people for public consumption of marijuana. Police will issue citations instead. The new policy does have exceptions, however, including minors and those with warrants. The police also have discretion [...]

2018-10-15T05:58:07-07:00October 16, 2018|
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