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 … Continue reading

Thank You Mayor Bowser, Chief Lanier, DC Councilmembers, AG Racine, and Congresswoman Norton for Standing Up for DC Voters

Today Mayor Bowser, Chief Lanier, DC Attorney General Racine, DC Councilmembers, and Congresswoman Norton hosted a press conference to defend Ballot Initiative 71 from congressional interference. Ballot Initiative 71 is set to become law tonight at 12:01AM, Thursday, February 26, … Continue reading

Washington Times: D.C. proposal would allow ounce of weed, 6 plants per household

“Activists in Washington, D.C., plan to submit an initiative by week’s end that would put marijuana legalization on the ballot in the nation’s capital in November — making the city one of a handful of jurisdictions poised to ask voters … Continue reading

News Coverage of the DC Marijuana Decriminalization Hearings

Over 40 witnesses testified and more than 100 District residents attended the historic marijuana decriminalization hearings this week. Below are some of the news articles & videos that were generated: SOURCE: CNN Situation Room SOURCE: DC FOX 5 NBC 4 … Continue reading

Legislative Summary: Simple Possession of Small Quantities Act (B20-409)

This legislative summary was written by Grant Smith, Policy Manager, Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance: On July 10, 2013, Councilmember Tommy Wells (D- Ward 6) introduced the “Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Act … Continue reading

Letter to DC Councilmembers

Dear Councilmember: The undersigned organizations call upon you to co-sponsor and prioritize passage of legislation that would eliminate all penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana under District of Columbia law. Residents of the District of Columbia are arrested … Continue reading