DCist: Marijuana Activists Hoping D.C. Won’t Leave Legalization Effort High And Dry

Photo by Matt Cohen, DCist
“I have to say, I’m a little nervous,” Adam Eidinger admits. “Based on the stack I saw downstairs, that’s under 2,000 signatures.” It’s Memorial Day and Eidinger, the chairman of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, is fretting over the amount of signatures his petitioners have turned in for the week. His goal is to have at least 10,000 signatures by day’s end in order to be on pace with the July 7th deadline to collect at least 22,373.

For the past several years, Eidinger and what’s now known as the Cannabis Campaign have been working diligently to get marijuana legalized in the District of Columbia. In January, they introduced a ballot initiative to legalize the possession and home cultivation of small amounts of marijuana. After some delay from the Board of Elections, the ballot initiative was approved and the group started collecting signatures on April 23, several months after they hoped to begin.

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SOURCE: Matt Cohen, DCist.com

Super Sunday Signature Gathering Blitz

On Sunday, June 1st, at 1 pm, the DC Cannabis Campaign will join DC Councilmember David Grosso at Stanton Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood for some old-fashioned, door-to-door canvasing.

The plan is to have a brief rally at 1pm, then break up into small teams for some old fashioned door knocking to collect as many valid signatures as possible! We will have walk sheets to maximize the effort.

After we finish our signature collection blitz, we’ll regroup at 5pm at the DC Cannabis Campaign HQ at 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW for some well-deserved pizza and organic snacks.

8am to 12pm – Famers Markets across the city
1pm – RALLY in Stanton Park followed by door-knocking
5pm to 7pm – Pizza Party at DC Cannabis Campaign HQ

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Questions? Call 202-733-4640 or email Volunteer@DCMJ.org

Thank you to everyone who volunteered!

A big thank goes to Councilmembers Grosso & Wells who took time out from their busy schedules to speak at our short rally!!

Here’s a short video that was produced on June 1:

NBC Washington: Campaign to Legalize Home Marijuana in D.C. Hits Hurdles

Source: Tom Sherwood, NBC Washington

Also Read:

Washington City Paper: Don’t Bogart that Ballot, Dude*
* The DC Cannabis Campaign does not want people to think Adam Eidinger’s comment at the end of the article is reflective of everyone working on the campaign. He has apologized for his remarks.

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