Washington D.C.

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Thu
12
Jul

Veterans deserve cannabis. Here’s how you can help

Thirty US states and Washington DC have legalized cannabis for adult use, and the majority of Americans reportedly support legalizing cannabis nationwide. Despite all of this, 20 million American veterans are still blocked from receiving safe, legal, and affordable access to cannabis. Although doctors employed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs are permitted to discuss medical cannabis with their patients in states where the plant is already legal, VA docs aren’t currently able to prescribe cannabis—even in states like California and Colorado.

Fri
22
Jun

30 people arrested at Washington D.C. marijuana pop up event

The city of Washington D.C. technically has legalized recreational marijuana, but restrictions put in place by Congressmake the laws very murky. And now 30 people are paying the price, writes Joseph Misulonas. 

Wed
06
Jun

Preliminary study results show cannabis has potential as IBD treatment

Medical cannabis has shown promise in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a report by MedPage Today covering new research unveiled at Digestive Disease Week, which is taking place this week in Washington D.C.

Dr. Mark Silverberg, MD, Ph.D. presented his review of using cannabis to treat IBD and reported that “when you have exhausted other treatments, it isn’t unreasonable” to try medical cannabis, but more research is needed to fully understand the plant’s effects on IBD symptoms.

Tue
05
Jun

Congress blocks recreational marijuana sales in Washington, D.C.

Cannabis is legal in our nation’s capital. But it could be awhile before Washington, D.C. has pot shops.

The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has passed a bill that continues to block Washington, D.C. from spending money to further legalize cannabis. The measure effectively bars retail marijuana sales from the city. It also adds a new prohibition on using funds to support safe consumption sites for illegal drug users, reports Marijuana Moment.

Fri
01
Jun

Inside Washington DC’s pop-up marijuana markets

Legally, you can’t buy or sell weed in Washington D.C., but you can receive it as a ‘gift’ from this underground network of weed vendors.

Though Washington D.C.’s marijuana laws are far from complete, cannabis policy in our nation’s capital has long been at a standstill. In D.C., you can smoke marijuana in private residences, own a small amount of weed, and grow marijuana plants at home. 

You cannot, however, buy or sell marijuana. So how are people who don’t want to grow their own herb getting weed? Despite federal restrictions, marijuana pop-up markets that ‘gift’ rather than sell weed are flourishing throughout the district. Here’s a closer look at D.C.’s underground marijuana community and the legislation keeping Mary Jane in the dark.

Tue
13
Feb

10 Medical Marijuana benefits you probably haven't heard of

This green herb is being used to ease cancer-related pain and stop seizures in children younger than one?

The number of pot-friendly states on the map of the United States is increasing progressively. As of January 2018, 29 states and Washington D.C. have legalized medical marijuana.

Is it any wonder why, considering the fact this green herb is being used to ease cancer-related pain and stop seizures in children younger than one?

Mon
22
Jan

Washington DC’s Cannabis market is still untested, untaxed, and underground

On a Saturday night in November, a casually dressed crowd mingles outside a chic nightclub in the southern end of Washington D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood. Inside, some two dozen vendors have set up on both floors of the bar for the Capital Cup, vending small amounts of flower, edibles, tinctures and the like from fold-up tables.

Neon-hued smoke fills the air, puffed by patrons smoking joints or taking “free sample” dabs. A DJ blasts stoner classics. Dozens merrily chant the chorus to Afroman’s “Because I Got High.”

“I had a great time,” says a man named Mike who leans against the building, awaiting his Lyft. He’s visiting from outside the District with his wife, Laura. Their haul includes some gummies and a few different types of flower.

Thu
11
Jan

The grass is green for careers in cannabis research

Biochemist Jahan Marcu has found “a very rewarding career” working to assure the safety of medicines.

“It is really touching to see patients using our products and leaving opioids behind,” says Adam Kavalier, a phytochemist who works in the same industry.

The fast-growing field where these scientists work provides not only these satisfactions, but also, reportedly, offers expanding career opportunities, good pay, and scientific challenges so plentiful and significant that one feels “you’re literally on Darwin’s ship, the Beagle,” Marcu says.

Mon
11
Dec

U.S. marijuana companies running into expansion problems with Uncle Sam

Cannabis companies hoping to become the McDonald’s of legal weed through franchising are running into a big problem: Uncle Sam.

Eight states and the District of Columbia have voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, and 28 more have approved it for medicinal purposes. But pot is still illegal under federal law and -- unfortunately for pot businesses -- a product that crosses state lines falls under U.S. jurisdiction.

That means weed companies seeking to expand beyond their native states have to be more creative than a typical consumer packaged-goods seller. To cope, entrepreneurs are mostly using licensing and franchising agreements. A company might provide edibles recipes or branding expertise, for example, without ever shipping pot across state lines.

Tue
05
Dec

High time for cannabis to go cashless

As Congress and the White House work on a tax bill that will reduce revenues going to states, they are simultaneously impeding the growth of an industry that is set to add billions to state tax revenues: legal cannabis.

Under the guise of protecting public health and safety, federal policy is jeopardizing this sector despite its widespread popularity. Nowhere is this clearer than in federal banking policy, which deters federally chartered banks from working with cannabis companies.

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