• Pot law gives boost to related businesses

    WASHINGTON — The law legalizing marijuana in D.C. is already giving a financial boost to businesses that sell pot paraphernalia, according to The Washington Post. The law, known as Initiative 71, took effect Feb. 26.…

  • D.C. mayor bestows ‘420’ plate on marijuana reform leader

    WASHINGTON — Custom license plates can say a lot about a person. The man who led the charge for legalizing marijuana in D.C. is about to get a fitting one. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office has…

  • Study: Smoking pot as a teen can affect long-term memory

    WASHINGTON — A brain abnormality that impacts memory has been noticed in young adults who were heavy pot smokers as teenagers. A Northwestern Medicine study finds that teens 16 to 17 years old who used cannabis daily for about three…

  • Suspects toss bales of pot out window of speeding car

    WASHINGTON — A few drug suspects in Arizona had a less-than-effective way of trying to beat the rap last week. In a video released by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, deputies tried to pull a…

  • Weed in D.C. — what’s legal, what’s not

    WASHINGTON — As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia. Here’s information provided by the D.C. Government on what is legal and illegal under Initiative 71 — the ballot initiative…

  • Public perception of drugged driving skewed

    WASHINGTON — Public perception about drugged driving isn’t keeping pace with the growing number of states legalizing marijuana. AAA Mid-Atlantic believes too many people fail to respect the gravity and potential danger of drugged driving. “Eighty-five percent…

  • D.C. bike shop bans pot opponent Andy Harris

    Turns out there\’s a price to pay for upending the District\’s
    voter-approved measure to legalize marijuana.

  • DC Council approves record sealing for pot crimes

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has made further changes to marijuana laws in the nation’s capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot. On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a…

  • Local pot laws change this week

    Starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, possessing a small amount of marijuana will no
    longer be a crime.

  • Keeping kids away from pot brownies

    It is an unintended consequence for the states that have legalized pot: More children showing up in emergency rooms. But it\’s not for
    smoking pot — it\’s eating it.

  • Parenting and pot: When should the conversation start?

    In November, D.C. voters get to cast their ballots on the legalization of marijuana. And if local parents in the metro area are putting off that drug talk, experts say it\’s time to start.

  • Police arrest Glen Burnie man over 2 pounds of pot

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a Glen Burnie man after recovering more than 2 pounds of marijuana in a shed at his home. WBAL AM (http://bit.ly/1rWKwLw ) reports that…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.