Cannabis Protest and Smoke-Out Being Held Tomorrow in Front of White House

dcmjA massive cannabis protest and smoke-out will be taking place tomorrow, April 2, in front of the White House. The event is being ran by the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, the organization that successfully legalized cannabis in the district through a voter-approved initiative in 2014. The group is calling on President Obama to reschedule cannabis – which he has the legal authority to do – as well as pardon Americans currently in prison for nonviolent cannabis-related offenses.

“President Obama has the power to use his authority to reschedule cannabis”, the group said in their announcement of the event. “But recent reports have shown that he has no plans to change the status quo and, frankly, that is just pitiful.”

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Group that Legalized Cannabis in D.C. Plans Smoke-Out in Front of White House on April 2

dcmjThe D.C. Cannabis Campaign, the organization that successfully legalized cannabis in the district through a voter-approved initiative in 2014, announced today that they’ll be holding a massive protest and smoke-out in front of the White House on April 2. The group plans to call on President Obama to reschedule cannabis without Congress – which he has the legal authority to do – as well as pardon Americans currently jailed on nonviolent cannabis crimes.

“President Obama has the power to use his authority to reschedule cannabis”, the group says in their announcement of the event. “But recent reports have shown that he has no plans to change the status quo and, frankly, that is just pitiful.”

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Over 25,000 Free Cannabis Seeds Distributed in Washington D.C.

On March seeds26th and March 28th, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign – the group responsible for legalizing cannabis in the nation’s capital – held events where they distributed thousands of free cannabis seeds to anyone 21 and older. According to estimates from the group, there was over 25,000 seeds distributed over the course of the two-day, 5-hour event.

In D.C., thanks to the passage of Initiative 71 in 2014, the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, is entirely legal for those 21 and older. However, a legal method of obtaining cannabis or cannabis seeds has yet to be established, meaning these events will allow thousands of individuals to begin cultivating their first legal cannabis plant.

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D.C. Hosting Nation’s Largest Legal Cannabis Giveaway Today, Another Saturday

springToday, March 26th, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign will be holding the nation’s largest legal cannabis giveaway.

At the event, titled Spring Seed Shares, the group will be distributing over 16,000 cannabis seeds to celebrate the district’s one-month anniversary of cannabis legalization taking effect.

“Since Ballot Initiative 71 passed last November, the DC Cannabis Campaign has received many requests for cannabis seeds,” the Campaign says. “We’ve said all along, ‘ask a friend, they might have some seeds to give you.’ Still, we know that not everyone has friends who have seeds available to share.”

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in Washington D.C. Officially Placed on November Ballot

Initiative 71, a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis in the U.S. Capitol, has been officially placed on this November’s ballot in the District of Columbia.dcmj

The initiative, titled the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014, was introduced by the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, and would legalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants (with three allowed to be in the flowering stage). The transfer of cannabis between adults would also be explicitly allowed.

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Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. Given Opportunity to Legalize Cannabis this November

In a little over three months, voters in Alaska and Oregon, as well as voters in the nation’s capital (Washington D.C.), will have the opportunity to legalize cannabiscannabiscuresnausea through citizen’s initiatives which will be up for a vote on November 4th.

In Alaska, voters will be given the chance to approve Ballot Measure 2. Similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64, this proposal would legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis, and would do so as a constitutional amendment. The initiative was introduced by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, and is being funded in part by the Marijuana Policy Project.

In Oregon, an initiative from the group New Approach Oregon has recently been officially placed on this November’s ballot. The initiative would legalize the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis, the private cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants, and cannabis retail outlets which would be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission.

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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 thedc 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.

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More Than Twice the Neccessary Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in D.C

Advocates of Washington D.C. Initiative 71, a proposal to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older, have collected nearly 60,000 signatures, well moredc than the 22,600 needed to put their proposal to a vote this November, according to the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, the group behind the initiative.

If put to a vote – as it almost surely will be – and passed, the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014 would legalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six plants (with no more than three in the flowering stage). The transfer of cannabis between adults would also be legalized.

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