Marijuana Advocates to Light Up, Hand Out Thousands of Joints During Trump Inauguration

Cannabis advocates have announced that they will lighting up cannabis joints – and handing out thousands for free – during and leading up to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration; the event takes place on January 20th.

inauguration“We have to give away marijuana at the Inauguration; we have to encourage people to use marijuana during his speech;” says Adam Eidenger of the DC Cannabis Campaign, which spearheaded Initiative 71, the district’s successful 2014 legalization initiative. “I imagine there’ll be the smell of marijuana throughout the Inauguration”.

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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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DC Council Looks Into Emergency Funds To Snub Congress And Legalize Cannabis Sales

By Jonah Bennett, The Daily Caller

The D.C.030926-F-2828D-080 City Council is continuing to snub Congress by exploring ways to use emergency reserve funds to implement a regulatory framework for marijuana.

According to councilmembers, the city may be able to tap in emergency reserve funds to get around the prohibition set in place by Congress which states that the city cannot spend Fiscal Year 2015 funds “to enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with [marijuana’s] possession, use, or distribution,” Marijuana.com reports.

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Cannabis Possession, Cultivation Now Legal in Washington D.C.

The possessiondc and private cultivation of cannabis for recreational purposes is now legal for those 21 and older in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States.

In D.C., thanks to Initiative 71 becoming law at midnight (EST), February 26th, those 21 and older can legally possess up to two ounces of cannabis – twice as much as authorized in Colorado and Washington – and can cultivate up to six cannabis plants, three of which can be mature. Smoking in public remains illegal, but has been reduced to a simple ticket.

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Cannabis Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday

Starting Thursdayd.c., February 26th, Initiative 71 will take effect in Washington D.C., legalizing the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants. The measure will apply to those 21 and older, and smoking in public will remain illegal, though the penalty will be reduced to a simple ticket.

Initiative 71 was approved with over 70% of the vote in November, 2014, going a step further than the D.C. Council’s recent decriminalization of up to an ounce of cannabis. Initiative 71 didn’t legalize cannabis sales, though legislation was filed recently in the D.C. Council to do just that.

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Cannabis Legalization Goes Into Effect Next Week in Washington D.C.

On February 26th, barring federal interference, Initiative 71 will take effect in Washington D.C., legalizing the possession and private cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older.dc

Initiative 71, which was approved with over 70% of the vote, will legalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, in addition to the private cultivation of up to six plants.

Although Initiative 71 didn’t legalize cannabis sales, legislation was filed last month in the D.C. Council to do just that. However, Congress has since passed a national spending bill which prohibits the district from spending federal or local funding implementing the legalization of cannabis. In response to this, President Obama included a change in his proposed 2016 budget which would allow D.C. to spend its own funding legalizing cannabis sales.

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Washington D.C. Legalizes Cannabis

Votersdc in Washington D.C. – the U.S. Capitol – have legalized cannabis, approving Initiative 71 with 69% of the vote.

Initiative 71, which will take effect after a 60-day congressional review period, will legalize the possession and use of up to two ounces of cannabis for those 21 and older, going a step further than the recent City Council-enacted decriminalization of up to an ounce. The new law will also allow for the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants.

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Report: Cannabis Would Be An $130 Million Annual Market In Washington D.C. If Legalized

Financial officials in Washington D.C. have determined that if thecannabismoney district legalized cannabis, the market would be worth $130 million annually. This is based on 122,000 users purchasing cannabis priced at $350 an ounce.

The figures, given during testimony to the D.C. Council over a cannabis legalization and regulation bill, was presented before the Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulator Affairs, and the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The bill being discussed was Bill 20-466, Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2013, a proposal to legalize cannabis, taxing it at 15%. The study was commissioned by Council member Vincent B. Orange.

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2014 Election a Week Away

A week from today, on Tuesday, November 4th, the 2014 cannabisleafgeneral election will occur, and voters in numerous locales will be given the opportunity to strike a blow to the absurd prohibition on cannabis.

Below is a quick overview of the cannabis-related proposals being voted on:

Oregon:

Measure 91 would legalize the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis, in addition to the private cultivation of up to 4 plants. The proposal would also authorize state-licensed cannabis retail outlets, which anyone 21 and older could purchase cannabis from. The outlets would be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission, and cannabis would be taxed at $35 an ounce.

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