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WATCH: Larry Wilmore Talks Legalized Weed Revenue—'Who Knew There Was Money in Drugs?'

Wilmore congratulates Washington for finally passing a law that matters. With more than 20 states now permitting medicinal marijuana, and an additional four states and the District of Columbia allowing recreational use, “The Nightly Show” dedicated an entire episode to marijuana legalization last night. Show More Summary

Alabama's GOP governor calls for - gasp! - new, higher taxes

I'm a native Texan who returned home almost 10 years ago and is still re-acclimating to the wackiness that is the Lone Star State. So far be it from me to pick on one of the other 49 or the District of Columbia. But I just have to ask today, what the heck is up Alabama? No, I'm not talking about the escalating battle over marriage equality. Show More Summary

Washington Fights for Its Right to Sled

Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia, has written to the Capitol Police urging them to overturn a ban on sledding on Capitol grounds.

Washington Kids Should Be Able to Sled Down Capitol Hill, Lawmaker Says

The District of Columbia representative wants a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds lifted before snowstorm

DC: New Chief to Oversee DC Fire Dept. After Metro Accident

Washington, D.C.'s mayor has named a new fire chief to take control of a department roundly criticized for poor service, including its response to a fatal subway accident in January. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser named Gregory Dean at a news conference Monday following a monthslong nationwide search. Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on Prohibitionists' Failure to Stop Legal Pot in Washington, D.C.

3 days agoNews : Reason

Last Tuesday, the chairman of the House committee hat oversees the District of Columbia warned D.C. officials that hey could go to prison if they insisted on implementing Initiative 71, the marijuana legalization measure that voters approved by an overwhelming margin last November. Show More Summary

Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

First, compare these excerpts from Verizon's press release, dated February 26th, 2015, with Verizon's District of Columbia's FiOS cable franchise agreement from 2007. See anything strange? On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press...Show More Summary

Culinary Cannabis

With the political winds changing, the future of cannabis use is evolving. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana sales, and while only four states allow recreational sale for the moment, this number will probably grow in the near future. Show More Summary

The DC Marijuana Battle: It's About More Than Weed

The battle between Congress and the District of Columbia over its new voter approved marijuana legalization initiative may seem esoteric at first blush. That is because the current debate centers on when the District law was deemed enacted...Show More Summary

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Company: McMurry/TMG Location: Washington, District of Columbia Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time

Senior Writer - Traditional & Social Media - Washington

Company: Avalere Health Location: Washington, District of Columbia Industry: Marketing - Other Career Level: Senior Level Career (10+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

On marijuana, House Republicans have few options to curb D.C.

Marijuana possession has now been legal in the District of Columbia for more than 12 hours, and the business of the city appears to be proceeding much as usual. That certainly seemed to be the case on Capitol Hill around midday Thursday, where eyes did not appear to be appreciably redder and snack food inventories […]

Legal pot arrives in District of Columbia despite threats from Republicans

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday amid a face-off between local officials and the U.S. Congress over whether the new standards are lawful. The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for...

Gun Control: D.C. approved only 16 of 76 Gun Permit Applications

It looks like the District of Columbia is still resisting the court order to loosen their gun restrictions, even though crime rates are not low in the district and you’d think they’d care about civilian safety.

Pot became legal in D.C. today. Does anything change for federal workers?

Marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia this morning, but many rules remain unchanged for the roughly half million U.S. government employees and military personnel who live in the area. As of 12:01 a.m., local authorities have allowed anyone 21 and older to possess up to 2 ounces of pot, although the drug is still prohibited on […]

Marijuana is set to become legal in Washington, D.C., on Thursday

The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters is set to make pot legal on Thursday. But by the time the chaos over implementing the law is settled, most everyone in the District of Columbia might wish they were smoking some.

Republican Congressman to DC Mayor: "You Can Go to Prison" for Legalizing Marijuana

On Wednesday, a tense back-and-forth between congressional Republicans and the District of Columbia government over marijuana laws escalated into a dramatic showdown. In November, DC voters passed Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana—though with some major caveats—by an overwhelming margin. Show More Summary

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Company: Everfi Location: Washington, District of Columbia Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

DC legalizes private marijuana possession, but Congress isn't having it

The District of Columbia is going ahead with voter-approved marijuana legalization. As with most things involving the District, however, it's likely going to be quite a mess. City leaders declared Tuesday that marijuana possession will become legal in the District at 12:01 a.m. Show More Summary

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail

In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbia officials that they could go to jail if the measure to legalize goes into effect, but D.C.'s mayor has not backed down. "You can go to prison for this," said Rep. Show More Summary

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