Tag: Washington D.C.

  • White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

    White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

    July 14th, 2014 – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using local funds to decriminalize marijuana possession. The GOP-sponsored House amendment would prevent D.C. “from using its own local funds to carry out…

  • Medical Marijuana Industry Rapidly Grows Mainstream

    WASHINGTON — The medical marijuana industry is beginning to show its age. After humble California beginnings in 1996, 15 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized marijuana use for ill patients who have a doctor’s recommendation. Medical marijuana has been found to help with chronic pain, nausea and other symptoms of diseases including…

  • In the Heart of D.C., Pot Industry Pleads its Case

    March 31, 2011 – The government should recognize the cannabis industry as a legitimate American industry and stop putting roadblocks in the way of a legal medical cannabis market projected at a total $1.7 billion in 2011, leaders of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) told a Washington briefing Wednesday. “It is time for the…

  • Grassroots Activists Head to the Nation’s Capital to End Prohibition of Hemp and Cannabis

    On April 20th, 2011 the “Overgrow the Government” movement is staging a rally in Washington D.C. to demand an end to cannabis prohibition. As of this writing the Facebook page for the rally has over 1,100 people signed up to attend and another 1,000 “maybe attending.” They are looking for one million people to come…