Post Tagged with: "marijuana"

Push for DC Autonomy Hits Roadblocks

The campaign for D.C. statehood saw immense progress in the past months — including the first U.S. Senate committee hearing on the issue in over 20 years — but the possibility of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state is still just a conversation. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),[Read More…]

COURTESY ERIC HOLDER
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his retirement in September and will likely step down in the next two weeks.

Holder Talks Race, Drug War in Reflection on Tenure

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation in September after six years in the administration of President Barack Obama, during which time Holder presided over the response to the 2008 financial crisis, the War on Terror and, most recently, the national furor over race relations in the criminal justice[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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
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Initiative 71, which passed in November with 69 percent of the vote and which legalizes marijuana, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday after the conclusion of a 30-day congressional review period.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect at Midnight

Marijuana will be legal in Washington, D.C., at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed in a press conference Wednesday that the D.C. government would implement Initiative 71, which was passed in the November election with 69 percent of the vote, after the 30-day congressional review period expires at midnight.[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - 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

Congressional Spending Bill Blocks DC Marijuana Legalization

The Congressional spending bill released yesterday night includes a provision to prevent the implementation of Initiative 71, which would legalize marijuana in the District. “None of the funds contained in this Act may be used to enact any law, rule or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 1 comment 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

DC Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Voters in the District of Columbia passed Initiative 71 on Tuesday, voting to legalize the possession of recreational marijuana. The ballot measure, which was supported by 69 percent of voters, will now move to a congressional review period before implementation by the D.C. Council. Initiative 71 allows individuals over 21[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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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