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D.C. Council Approves Bill Allowing Patients from Outside District to Use Dispensaries

The Washington D.C. Council gave unanimous approval yesterday to an ordinance that allows medical cannabis patients from other jurisdictions to use the district’s dispensaries to purchase their medicine. “Non-residents are not permitted to purchase medical marijuana under current law”, states a committee report from September. “This results in a complete barrier to access for non-residents …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

D.C. Council Passes Bill to Prohibit Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

The Washington D.C. Council has approved the Prohibition on Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-25). The measure was passed on a unanimous voice vote. According to an official summary of the bill, it would prohibit employers “from requiring a prospective employee to submit to a drug test for marijuana use as a …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.