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D.C. pot decriminalization goes into effect

At least for the time being, it's no longer a criminal offense to carry a joint in your pocket in most of the nation's capital.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:32am EDT

Tags: pot decriminalization, marijuana, marijuana decriminalization, tommy wells

Pot decriminalization critics start awareness campaign in D.C.

The battle over the District's law to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has a new front, with the proposal of a local campaign that may ebb criticism from some House Republicans.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, marijuana, weed

Wells pushes for decriminalizing pot

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is calling on the D.C. Council to pass a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 01:08pm EST

Tags: marijuana, Kathy Stewart, D.C.

D.C. pushes to decriminalize marijuana

A majority of D.C. City Council members and Mayor Vince Gray support removing local criminal penalties for marijuana possession, and that could lead to hundreds fewer arrests each year.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 07:27am EST

Tags: weed, marijuana, Max Smith

Medical marijuana off to slow start in DC

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 12:28pm EDT

Tags: marijuana, medical marijuana,

Unlike adult use, teen pot smoking causes long-term damage

Adolescents who smoke pot regularly may suffer long-term problems, including permanent brain damage. However, according to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the same isn't true for adult smokers.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 06:11am EDT

Tags: marijuana, University of Maryland, Asaf Keller, Kathy Stewart, teen marijuana use

New Md. bills drafted to address substance abuse

Maryland lawmakers are already at work drafting bills on issues dealing with substance abuse and public safety.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 06:09am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, synthetic marijuana, substance abuse, drunk driving, Maryland General Assembly,

Capital gets garden store for medical pot growers

A company dubbed the "Walmart of Weed" is putting down roots in America's capital city, sprouting further debate on marijuana _ medical or otherwise.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT

Tags: medical marijuana, wegrow,

Medical marijuana grown in D.C. stays in D.C.

Maryland and Virginia residents won't be able to buy medical marijuana from the District's dispensaries.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 03:13pm EDT

Tags: medical marijuana, dispensaries, D.C., mark segraves

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