Washington D.C.

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District of Columbia
Washington DC
Tue
03
Jan

DC pot advocates light up at Inauguration for marijuana reform

D.C. pot advocates plan to hand out joints and get stoned during Donald Trump’s inaugural address.

A community group of weed smokers and growers say they will gather at Dupont Circle Jan. 20, the morning of the Inauguration, then parade toward the National Mall handing out 4,200 joints along the way.

“We have to give away marijuana at the Inauguration, we have to encourage people to use marijuana during his speech,” said Adam Eidenger, who helped lead the drive to legalize pot in D.C. in a November 2014 ballot initiative. “I imagine there’ll be the smell of marijuana throughout the Inauguration,” he said.

Tue
20
Dec

8 States Where It's Legal to Gift Weed for Christmas

Thanks to voters who checked “yes” for recreational marijuana legalization on this year’s election ballot, gift-giving during the holidays is about to get a lot more dank. But just because recreational marijuana is legal in a state doesn’t necessarily mean you can just give it away willy nilly. Make sure your holiday good cheer doesn’t come with a side of incarceration by using this handy guide to cannabis gift giving, organized by state.

Mon
14
Nov

Can You Fly On An Airplane With Legal Marijuana?

Unless you were living under a rock this week, then you are aware that the number of legal states in America doubled after the election. The states that legalized were of course California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine. According to the most recent census numbers, those states have a combined population of 49,714,000 people, with California of course making up the bulk of the statistic (38.8 million people live in California).

Fri
14
Oct

Legal Marijuana Hasn't Caused Any Of The Problems Opponents Said It Would

When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, opponents of the measures warned that ending the longstanding prohibition on weed would wreak havoc on society. The fiscal benefits associated with taxed and regulated marijuana wouldn’t be worthwhile, they said, because more children would end up using the drug and high drivers would terrorize the roadways.

Tue
27
Sep

Marijuana Arrests Fall To 20-Year Low, But Someone Is Still Getting Busted About Every Minute

Police made fewer arrests for marijuana-related offenses last year than they have in any year since 1996, according to crime data the FBI released Monday. 

Still, authorities in the U.S. made 643,000 arrests for marijuana-related charges in 2015 ― or about one every 49 seconds. Charges related to the drug accounted for 5.9 percent of all arrests, and about 43.2 percent of all drug arrests. 

Fri
23
Sep

DC Medical Marijuana Patients Could Soon Get More Cannabis

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to double the amount of medical marijuana that qualified city residents can buy each month.

Bowser announced Wednesday that she will propose allowing patients to buy 4 ounces of pot a month, rather than 2 ounces. The regulatory change requires approval by the D.C. Council.

The Democratic mayor says the change would better meet the needs of patients.

The city has nearly 4,000 registered medical marijuana patients. City residents must be diagnosed with one of a small list of conditions — including cancer, glaucoma or severe muscle spasms — to be eligible.

Fri
19
Aug

Pot goes postal: 3 DC mail workers arrested for marijuana distribution scheme

It’s illegal to mail marijuana ‒ but some postal workers could use a reminder. The acting manager of two post offices in Washington, DC and two underlings have been arrested for accepting the money and using the mail service as a pot distribution center.

Deenvaughn Rowe, the acting manager of the Lamond Riggs and River Terrace post offices in Northeast DC, and letter carriers Kendra Brantley and Alicia Norman have been charged with bribery and distribution of a controlled substance, according to an indictment filed in federal court on Thursday.

Wed
03
Aug

American Teenagers 'Are MORE Likely to Smoke Marijuana Than Binge Drink', New Maps Reveal

Study from: 

Projectknow.com (http://www.projectknow.com/)

original study here :

http://www.projectknow.com/discover/high-school-drug-use/

American teenagers are more likely to smoke marijuana than binge drink, a new report reveals.

Meanwhile in Europe, marijuana consumption is minimal while drinking levels are far higher than in the United States.

The data, published in a recent report by addiction-awareness firm Project Know, will reignite the national debate on marijuana legalization as the election approaches.

Wed
06
Jul

Startups Get Creative With DC's Marijuana Laws

DC juice delivery service comes with a gift of cannabis.

When Washington, DC residents voted to legalize marijuana back in 2015, many stoners (while high, of course) probably imagined President Obama blowing O’s in the White House rose garden after a tough day at the office; however, due to the District’s lack of statehood, and the tempestuous relationship that exists between DC and Congress—even the President might have a hard time understanding the Chocolate City’s stance on the green.

Wed
29
Jun

The Science Behind How Marijuana Helps Sleep

Science is starting to understand what marijuana smokers have known for years: how marijuana helps sleep. Because of this understanding, doctors are now able to legally prescribe marijuana for sleep disorders in seven states.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most active marijuana ingredient that affects sleeping patterns. We’ll look into exactly how marijuana aids sleep, delve into how our brains work, and offer insights on this fascinating subject.

Sleep Disorders and Marijuana

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