D.C. Voters To Decide on Marijuana Use
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D.C. Voters To Decide on Marijuana Use
Posted by CN Staff on August 06, 2014 at 08:36:45 PT
By Mike DeBonis
Source: Washington Post
Washington -- D.C. residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana use in the nation’s capital after elections officials voted Wednesday to place the question on the ballot.The three-member D.C. Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday morning to approve the ballot initiative, certifying that activists gathered the tens of thousands of voter signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot.
Several of those activists attended Wednesday’s meeting and cheered the vote, which puts D.C. further down the path of joining Colorado and Washington as the only places in the nation where marijuana possession and cultivation is fully legal.“In a democracy, the voice of the people should be heard,” said Malik Burnett, a doctor and leader of the D.C. Cannabis Coalition, an umbrella activist group that said it collected more than 57,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot.A Washington Post poll taken this year showed high rates of support for marijuana legalization among District residents. But the legalization effort could be complicated by efforts in Congress to forestall the city’s moves to liberalize its marijuana laws. A House budget bill passed last month included a provision to block not only a legalization effort but a decriminalization bill passed by the D.C. Council earlier this year that is now in effect.Burnett said he was not sure how Congress would ultimately react to the legalization effort, but he said that the vote “will send a message that D.C. is serious about reforming its marijuana laws.”Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.Source: Washington Post (DC) Author: Mike DeBonisPublished: August 6, 2014Copyright: 2014 Washington Post CompanyContact: letters Website: URL:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on August 06, 2014 at 17:08:05 PT
Stop the IGNOIDS, RE-legalize cannabis.
Oregon, Alaska, Florida, D.C. and the WORLD.Every day, week and month support increases. These ballots will pass now and by election day they will pass with increased support. Eye opening support.Other state's citizens will be pushing to be included, to stop the IGNOIDS from harming their citizens.The only thing holding up the dam is IGNOIDS and only a select few are left. The worst of the worst. Example: only about 12% of Floridians don't support medical use of cannabis; SHOW ME one of them and I'll show You a SUPREME IGNOID.GO D.C.!
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