DC Lawmakers File Ordinance to Legalize Cannabis Retail Outlets

Washington D.C. Council Member David Gross has filed an ordinance that would legalize cannabis retail outlets in the district.

The Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2017 is co-sponsored by Council Members Robert White and Brianne Nadeau. It would establish a system of licensed and regulated cannabis retail outlets; they would be supplied by cannabis cultivation centers, which would also be licensed.

“It would be a violation of federal law to move this bill forward,” acknowledges Grosso. “But I believe, quite passionately, that is what is called for in the District of Columbia when our rights are trampled on a regular basis.”

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