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Washington Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

(Adds quote from spokeswoman, details on measure) WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday s...

DC Officials Take Another Step Toward Marijuana Legalization

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city's voters de...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Mum As D.C. Prepares To Decriminalize Pot Possession | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation's capital on the brink of essentially decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, federal law enforcem...

Saki Knafo

D.C. Takes Big Step Toward Ending Marijuana Arrests | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Visiting the nation’s capital with a joint in your pocket could land you up to six months in jail under D.C. law. But that could soon change. Wa...

D.C. Poised To Make Big Pot Move

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columb...

Marijuana Decriminalization Could Be Coming Soon To The Nation's Capital

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council could send a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Mayor Vincent Gray as...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Say They Are Losing Money

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- You might not think it would be possible to lose a buck in the marijuana business. In the nation's capital, you'd apparently be wrong. ...

Lawmaker: Stop Shackling Pregnant Inmates

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

Pregnant inmates will no longer be shackled in D.C. jails, if a bill introduced this week is passed. "This is one of those issues that's a no brain...

Decriminalizing Marijuana In The Nation's Capital?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Marijuana advocates in the District have a few friends on the D.C. Council. D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) unveiled a bill...

Applications Open!

Posted 06.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia residents are now one step closer to legal prescriptions of medical marijuana. On Tuesday, the Department of He...

Lucia Graves

Highest Pot Arrest Rate In The Country Is Here ... | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Chalk it up as a dubious distinction. A new analysis has found that the District of Columbia leads the states in arrests for marijuana p...

First Forms For Medical Marijuana Now Available

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's an infrared sauna, a colon hydrotherapy machine and calming room for acupuncture. And now they can prescribe you something else ...

When Will Medical Marijuana Be Available In The Nation's Capital?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The owner of the Takoma Wellness Center, former Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, told The Huffington Post in May that he hoped his D.C. medical marij...

Rabbi Set To Open D.C.'s Second Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When you think of a rabbi, several words and phrases may come to mind, but "medical marijuana dispensary owner" is perhaps not one of th...

VOTE: Should D.C. Decriminalize Marijuana?

Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The fight to decriminalize marijuana possession in Washington, D.C., just got an unlikely ally: former mayor and current city councilman...

Majority of D.C. Residents Support Legalizing, Decriminalizing Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves and Will Wrigley | Posted 04.17.2013 | DC

D.C. marijuana advocates have something more to celebrate than just 4/20. A majority of D.C. residents support not only decriminalizing small amoun...

Why I'm Fighting to End Marijuana Prosecutions in DC

Paul Zukerberg | Posted 06.09.2013 | DC
Paul Zukerberg

Washington, D.C. may no longer be the "murder capital," but new data released by the D.C. police department confirms we're still #1 in something: marijuana arrests.

Pot Advocate Favors Soda Ban

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.03.2013 | DC

Do you enjoy Big Gulps from 7-11 that hold more than your stomach or "supersized" sodas at McDonald's? If a few candidates for the D.C. Council hav...

Bad News For Pot Advocates

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.07.2013 | DC

A high-profile marijuana lawyer's campaign for D.C. Council may be derailed by a challenger who claims he didn't collect enough signatures to be place...