On a chilly Thursday last month, a coalition of labor and social justice groups turned out in front of the Wilson Building for another rally for a higher minimum wage. The crowd was familiar, too—they were many of the same people who unsuccessfully pushed for the Walmart living wage bill and shouted down the D.C. [...]
Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’
Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill already has the support of a majority of the D.C. Council. Now Mayor Vince Gray is on board too...pending some changes.
Deputy Attorney General Andrew Fois laid out the executive's case today. Gray and attorney general Irv Nathan say the bill should be changed so that civil marijuana penalties for minors would be [...]
In a town where even the crunchiest causes have suited-up lobbyists behind them, Adam Eidinger, one of the District’s top marijuana activists, matches his ideals refreshingly well. He sports a military surplus jacket, orange glasses, and a thin, vaguely pharaonic goatee. Eidinger, the former owner of a hemp shop, speaks glowingly about a Washington state [...]
Backers of a marijuana bill pulled their proposed referendum from the Board of Elections last month. Now they're giving it another shot, and they're asking for the public's help.
DCMJ, an umbrella group of marijuana legalization supporters, is taking suggestions for the initiative on its website. They're aiming to resubmit the initiative to the Board of Elections [...]
Facing opposition from the District's attorney general, supporters of a referendum to decriminalize marijuana withdrew their proposed ballot initiative today. But according to Adam Eidinger, one of the referendum's backers, that was all part of the plan.
The initiative includes language offering drug treatment and awareness. That runs afoul of the District's prohibition on referendums appropriating city [...]
Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill looks set to pass the D.C. Council when the body reconvenes in the fall, but for some local pot activists, decriminalization doesn't go far. Instead, they're gathering signatures to put a referendum to legalize marijuana on the ballot next year. But what good is your should-be-legal pot if you can't [...]
Watch out, synthetic marijuana pushers of the District—Mayor Vince Gray is on your case. The mayor took to the streets of Petworth this afternoon to convince stores not to sell the drug that the Department of Health says will turn users into zombies.
The tour—which is becoming something of an annual affair for the mayor—got off [...]
Paul Zukerberg just couldn’t get any respect.
The defense attorney-turned-D.C. Council hopeful built his campaign for last April’s at-large election around decriminalizing marijuana. Instead of winning supporters, though, his campaign inspired people to call him and ask him to sell them pot. Apparently, a candidate talking about smoking marijuana was just too ridiculous.
“People called me Old [...]
Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill earned nine other backers at today's D.C. Council mega-hearing. That means there could be a Council majority for an inevitable vote on the bill, which would replace criminal penalties for possession of less than an ounce of pot with a $100 fine.
The bill, which would also legalize marijuana [...]
A moment after arriving at Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont tonight, Paul Zukerberg ordered himself a Maker's Mark. "It's been a long four months," he said.
The polls had just closed, and the longshot candidate—whose campaign for an at-large D.C. Council seat largely centered on the issue of marijuana decriminalization—was hoping for a decent showing in [...]