D.C. Cannabis Arrest Rates Continue Rising Despite Legalization

Data released by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department shows that cannabis-related arrests have continued to climb since marijuana became legal in the District in 2015, Marijuana Moment reports. Additionally, racial disparities among cannabis arrests continue to plague the District: more than 90 percent of D.C. citizens who were arrested for cannabis in 2017 were Black. […]

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D.C. Police Raid Cannabis Pop-up Event, 30 Arrests Reported

District of Columbia police arrested 30 individuals Friday night at a cannabis pop-up event in Northeast Washington, according to a Washington Post report. Police seized several pounds of cannabis product from 28 different vendors, more than $10,000 in cash, and three firearms at the event. A police official said that the bust came about while officers were […]

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19 Attorney Generals Send Letter to Congress Asking for Cannabis Banking Protection Legislation

Attorney generals from 17 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to “advance legislation that would allow states that have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system” following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind the Cole Memo protections. […]

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Online MMJ Card Company Expands to New York, Maryland & Pennsylvania

Software provider OnePath Medical, which connects would-be medical cannabis patients with physicians to recommend its use, has expanded its services to Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. The company, founded earlier this year, previously only served Washington D.C. and is the only firm offering the software solution on the East Coast. “People around the world recognize […]

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Advocacy Groups Head to D.C. Pushing for Cannabis Protections, Reforms

In less than two weeks advocates will bear down on the nation’s capital in an effort to lobby federal lawmakers on cannabis policy, as the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws hosts their annual lobby day and Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis head to the District for a forum focused on veteran access […]

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Possession Charges from 4/20 Capitol Rally Dropped Against DCMJ Founder

The co-founder of D.C. Marijuana Justice, Adam Eidinger, had possession charges that were levied against him following his arrest during an Apr. 20 demonstration in Washington, D.C. dropped after the Drug Enforcement Agency determined that the 78 joints found in his possession were less than the 2 ounces allowed under the District’s adult-use laws, the […]

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Cannabis Arrests in D.C. Climb Following 2015 Legalization

In 2015 voters in Washington D.C. approved a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in the nation’s capital; however that didn’t stop cannabis arrests from tripling between 2015 and 2016, according to a Washington Post report.  In 2015, 142 people were arrested for cannabis possession; that number jumped over 400 in 2016. As of April 5, […]

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Activists Arrested Again at Washington, D.C. Pro-Cannabis Rally

Members of D.C. Marijuana Justice, a pro-cannabis activist group, held a “smoke-in” yesterday at the Capitol that led to the arrest of at least four supporters, including DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger, the Associated Press reports. Eidinger was also one of eight arrested during last week’s Apr. 20 joint giveaway at the Capitol, in which only […]

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DC Residents Invited to Compete for Best Home-Grown Cannabis

On February 11th, at Red Rocks on H street NE, from 1pm-6pm, home-growers will be able to get their buds tested, learn about safely making edibles at home, meet and talk to medical dispensary owners and growers, and learn about the cannabis networking groups and resources available to District residents. For the first time, home-growers […]

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Lessons From a Cannabis Culinary Venture in Washington D.C.

Editor’s note: Every cannabis entrepreneur has a different story, and we love to hear about the different paths that have led different people to pursue opportunities in this industry. This article is a first-hand account by cannabis and culinary entrepreneur Victoria Harris of DC Taste Buds, detailing how she transitioned from her culinary career to crafting […]

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Study: Cannabis Legalization is So Far ‘Positive’ or ‘Negligible’ in Legal States

In states that have legalized adult cannabis use, arrests for possession have plummeted, traffic fatality rates have remained stable, there have not been significant increases in youth marijuana use, and the tax revenues from the industry have exceeded expectations in three of the four states — that according to a report from the Drug Policy […]

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BUD Summit to Host ‘Hot Box’ Session Featuring Up to $10 Million in Investments

Preparing for the future of the legal cannabis market, smart cannabis investors and entrepreneurs are shifting their attention to the Northeast states for an idea of what legalization will eventually look like along the whole East Coast. Industry and medical marijuana leaders will converge in Washington D.C. for the Business Understanding Development Summit on August […]

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