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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
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.

DC Expected to Legalize Marijuana

D.C. voters will head to the polls today to vote on Initiative 71, a proposal that would legalize the use and cultivation of recreational marijuana in the District. If the initiative is passed, adults over the age of 21 will be legally allowed to possess up to two ounces of[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Megan Schmidt

Vote for Legalization in DC

Georgetown’s age-old pledge to promote social justice around the world is a basic tenet of our mission as a university. This election cycle, many Georgetown students, as well as all voters in the District of Columbia, have been given the opportunity to implement a policy that would fulfill that pledge:[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Marijuana Opposition Emerges

Washington, D.C. residents will vote on a new initiative Nov. 4 that would legalize marijuana in the District, prompting the formation of opposition group Two Is Enough D.C., which aims to urge voters to reject the referendum. Proposed by the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, Initiative 71 has earned over 57,000 signatures.[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

University Policy Unaffected by Marijuana Decriminalization

Marijuana decriminalization arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, after a law passed by the D.C. Council in March took effect at midnight, but the university’s marijuana policy will see no change. Under the new stipulation, possession and private use of less than one ounce of marijuana will now be considered[Read More…]

by July 17, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

Maryland Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

On Monday, the Maryland Senate voted overwhelmingly to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, following in the footsteps of 24 other states, including the District of Columbia. The decision comes in the wake of the D.C. Council’s March 4 10-1 vote overwhelmingly in favor of the decriminalization of small[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments City News
Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown are just a few of the accomplishments that D.C. can boast since the beginning of its social[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 8 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Marijuana No Longer Criminal

Possession and private use of marijuana will no longer be treated as a criminal offense in D.C. for individuals over 21 under a bill passed by the D.C. Council with a vote of 10 to one Tuesday, pending approval by Mayor Vincent Gray and Congress. The bill will reduce the[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Candidates Sound Off on Marijuana

As legislation to both legalize and decriminalize marijuana makes its way to the Council of the District of Columbia, reform of laws regarding the drug has become an important issue for candidates in the mayoral race, with many just stopping short of calling for the drug’s full legalization. On Jan.[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News