Posts Tagged ‘d.c. marijuana’

Nearly Half of the $25 Pot Fines Issued So Far Were Issued East of the Anacostia River

In the first two weeks since marijuana was decriminalized in D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department cited 27 people for carrying less than an ounce of pot—with nearly half the citations issued in a police district that covers much of Southeast D.C., including Anacostia, Naylor Gardens, and Barry Farm.
Police also issued eight citations in an area that includes [...]

District Line Daily: One Week, Five Pot Citations

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Five people were cited for pot possession in D.C. in the first week after the city's new marijuana decriminalization [...]

White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Would Kill D.C.’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law

The White House threatened Monday to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which contains a buried amendment that would effectively quash D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill.
In June, Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, tacked on an amendment to the larger appropriations bill that said D.C. could not use any of its money [...]

District Line Daily: On A Roll

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The D.C. Cannabis Campaign says it has collected twice the number of required signatures to [...]

Congressman Still Not Sure Whether He’ll Try to Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. John Fleming suggested that he might introduce legislation to block D.C.'s new law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, telling Roll Call that he wanted to block the legislation because the District is "the only place I have a say." Unfortunately for decriminalization advocates on the edge of their seats, the Louisiana Republican is still deciding whether [...]

District Line Daily: Money Street Corridor

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Food and beverage sales in the Logan Circle/14th Street Corridor in 2013 came in at $68 [...]

District Line Daily: Dream On

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This month marks the 20th anniversary of D.C.'s most enduring book about itself, Dream City. Our [...]

The Needle: Beware of the District

The High Life: If D.C. legalizes pot, could it turn into a city of helpless stoners? Well, no, but Emily Miller's latest column somewhat dubiously warns of the perils of marijuana, anyway. -4
Danger Zone: This Australian newspaper dubbed D.C. an international "thievery hotspot," warning tourists to beware of gangs. -3

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