Post Tagged with: "legalization"

MICHELLE ZHU AND JANIS PARK

Drug Issue 2018

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC Pressure to Succeed Leads Students to Drug Abuse US Opioid Epidemic Breaks Bodies and Minds Debunking Common Drug Myths Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion Have a[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA

Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC

The 21st century has been marked by calls across the United States for the legalization of marijuana, with lobbyists and college students coming together in advocacy and protest. Under federal law, the use and possession of marijuana is illegal, but state-level policies differ significantly. In 29 states and Washington, D.C.,[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Pro-Cannabis Legalization Groups Protest Outside White House

Pro-Cannabis Legalization Groups Protest Outside White House

This weekend, the District’s marijuana advocates gathered at the White House in protest while smoking marijuana on federal property. Protest organizers boasted that Saturday’s public mass-smoking demonstration was an act of civil disobedience. D.C. Cannabis Campaign Chairman Adam Eidinger led the protestors. The campaign drafted Initiative 71, which legalized personal[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Marijuana-related arrests in D.C. are down 99.2 percent from last year following the November 2014 passage of Initiative 71, which legalized the possession, growth and use of marijuana. According to the MPD, there have been seven arrests this year, compared with 895 in 2014.

Crime Down 1 Year After Initiative 71

One year after the passage of Initiative 71, a ballot measure that legalized the possession, growth and use of marijuana in the District of Columbia, marijuana-related crimes are down 99.2 percent from last year. Nov. 4 marked the first anniversary of the legislation that allows individuals over the age of[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY CAMPBELL JAMES
Georgetown students gathered outside of the Supreme Court this morning to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage.

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide this morning in a 5-4 ruling. Thousands of supporters, including Georgetown students, celebrated the ruling outside the Supreme Court for hours after the decision was announced at around 10 a.m. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinion. “It would misunderstand these men and[Read More…]

by June 26, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
The voter-approved Initiative 71, providing for the legal use of marijuana in the District of Columbia, took effect Thursday at midnight.

Midnight in DC: Cannabis Legalized

Despite displeasure from members of Congress, marijuana legalization took effect in Washington, D.C., at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The sale of marijuana remains illegal. Having passed with 69 percent of the vote in November’s election, the measure faced a 30-day congressional review period, beginning Jan. 13. Its expiration at midnight paved[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC’s Right to Light

Federalism — the revered principle of our government, as old as any other — is at constant risk of being undermined. Thursday witnessed the newest challenge to this system as the legalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C. was formally implemented at 12:01 a.m. Following in the footsteps of voters in[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Congress Reviews Initiative 71

Congress Reviews Initiative 71

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) sent Initiative 71, the ballot initiative to legalize the possession and cultivation of marijuana approved by voters in November, to the United States Congress on Tuesday, beginning a 30-day congressional review period. Congress, according to the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973,[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Despite Legalization, Marijuana Prohibited on Campus

Although voters passed Initiative 71 last Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana in D.C., because of federal law, marijuana policies on Georgetown University’s campus will remain the same. Director of Media Relations Rachel Pugh explained that because federal law still prohibits the possession, use or production of illegal drugs, the university[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DANNY SMITH/THE HOYA
Fliers in Red Square, not signed by any group, urged students to vote in support of Initiative 71 to legalize marijuana in D.C. in today’s election.

Marijuana Legalized in DC

Recreational marijuana use was legalized in D.C. on Tuesday. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 95,531 D.C. voters — 69.4 percent of the vote — voted in favor of Initiative 71, permitting the use and cultivation of marijuana in the District. Under the new legislation, adults over the age of 21[Read More…]

by November 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top