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Marijuana Legalization: The Big Tobacco Smokescreen

Jon Gettman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Jon Gettman

Big Marijuana already exists -- it's also called the Black Market. Public concern over a large, unregulated, socially irresponsible marijuana market is, and should be, argument number one in support of marijuana's legalization.

Great, Now The Pizza Guy Will Be Jumping Over The White House Fence

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy

Aww yeah, tear up Michelle's kale patch, Mr. President, and plant some "Skunk Force One." Washington, D.C., went to the polls on election night Tue...

Matt Ferner

Weed Is Now Legal In The Nation's Capital | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

In yet another blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs, the nation's capital has legalized recreational marijuana, NPR and USA Today repo...

Matt Ferner

The War On Drugs Is On The Ballot In These States | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, voters in several states have the chance to deal significant blows to the United States' decades-long failure of a drug war. State and loc...

Rethinking Marijuana's Regulation

Jon Gettman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Jon Gettman

Marijuana's regulation in a legal market should be based on pragmatic consideration of the public interest rather than a revival of the misconceptions of the very policy it is intended to replace.

Matt Ferner

Nation's Capital Ready To Legalize Weed | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Washington, D.C., voters appear to be ready to legalize marijuana, according to a new poll that puts support at 65 percent. The NBC4/Washington Pos...

David McCabe

Congress' Latest Anti-Pot Crusader Misleads On Weed | David McCabe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants you to know about his crusade to block the District of Columbia's marijuana decrimin...

Saki Knafo

Nation's Capital Takes Next Big Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Thousands of residents of Washington, D.C., have signed a petition calling for the nation's capital to join Colorado and Washington state in legalizin...

Washington Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

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

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...

Arin Greenwood

Science Aside, How's The GMO-Free Food? | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.31.2013 | Taste

So how's non-GMO food? In one word: Good.

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale Blocks From U.S. Capitol | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A man named Warren walked into a bright blue high-security building about a mile north of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday afternoon. He emer...

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...

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...

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.

D.C.'s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Finally Announces Opening Date

Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.17.2013 | DC

Medical marijuana has been legal in Washington, D.C., for more than two years, and this spring, patients will finally be able to benefit. The distr...