Under the draconian rules of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, adults receiving government aid can be evicted for using or possessing cannabis inside their home. From California to Colorado to Massachusetts to Washington, DC, adults should not be forced to live in fear! Your Home should be a safe place!
Join us this Halloween for a lunchtime demonstration at HUD’s HQ in Washington, DC and help us shed some light on one of the scariest issues facing cannabis consumers around the United States!
WHO: Cannabis Reform Advocates, Housing Assistance Recipients, Concerned Citizens
WHAT: Haunted by HUD: A Cannabis Gifting Demonstration
WHERE: 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
WHEN: 11:30am to 1:30pm, October 31, 2017
WHY: It’s scary to believe that in 2017 the Department of Housing and Urban Development thinks recipients of housing aid should be evicted for the use or possession of cannabis inside their homes. As more states legalize cannabis for adult & medical use, recipients of aid should not have to fear the HUD boogyman any longer!
We will be planning this upcoming demonstration this Thursday evening at the DCMJ Planning Meeting #14 in the basement meeting room of the Southwest Neighborhood Library. Please join us!
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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