Campaign to Legalize Cannabis in DC Submits Signatures to Place Initiative on November Ballot
The DC Cannabis Campaign submitted over 58,000 signatures this morning to put their cannabis legalization initiative to a vote of the people this November, well more than the roughly 26,000 required. Today marked the deadline for when the signatures could be submitted.
Under the proposed initiative, the possession, use and transfer of up to two ounces of cannabis will be legal for anyone 21 and older. The move is supported by 64% of DC residents, according to polling conducted last year by Public Policy Polling.
Earlier this year the district’s Council approved a proposal to decriminalize up to an ounce of cannabis. The bill was signed into law by the district’s mayor in March, but has since been under scrutiny from federal lawmakers, some who are attempting to block the measure.
The initiative to legalize cannabis will be officially put to a vote once the district verifies that enough of the submitted signatures are valid.