Small Victory: DC Council Creates Task Force on Social Cannabis Use

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTACTED THE DC COUNCIL TO #AMENDTHEBAN!

Today the DC Council voted to create a Task Force that will develop recommendations on how the District of Columbia should go forward with social cannabis use.

The Task Force is to be composed of the following persons or their designees:

  • The Director of the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
  • The Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • The Director of the Department of Health
  • The Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department
  • The Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Two members of the Council of the District of Columbia, as appointed
    by the Council

The Task Force has 120 days to create a report that shall include but not be limited to the following:

  • Effective ways to regulate venues to ensure the health and safety of staff, members, and invitees and the health and safety of the nearby public and the general public
  • Hours of operation
  • Occupancy limits
  • Whether food or beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) may be sold on the premise
  • The District agencies that should be involved in regulating the venues
  • Security plans
  • The amount of marijuana an individual shall be permitted to possess at the venue
  • Whether a venue can store marijuana for a member, or invitee, of a venue
  • Penalties for violating the regulations
  • Licensing, including the requirements for licensure, such as proof of compliance with all applicable District laws, the application procedure, and fee structure
  • Cost of membership or admission
  • The limitations as to the location and the number of venues allowed to operate in the District
  • How all District residents can utilize the benefits of Initiative 71
  • Whether venues can operate in the District
  • Any other recommendations

Click here to download the PDF of the Task Force amendment passed by the DC Council

We look forward to working with the Task Force!



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