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Pot Fight Between D.C. Mayor, Congress Could Cost the City

The new mayor of the nation’s capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.

02/27/2015

A sign promoting the D.C. Cannabis Campaign’s initiative to legalize marijuana is displayed on a corner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood on November 4, 2014 in NW Washington D.C. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

D.C. Pot News Guide: Marijuana Becomes Legal in U.S. Capital

The District of Columbia is moving forward with marijuana legalization. Here’s what you need to know.

02/24/2015

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Congressional Review Period Almost Over for D.C.’s Marijuana Legalization Bill

This week could go down in D.C. history (and smoke, maybe) if the marijuana legalization bill that District residents passed in November also passes it’s Congressional review period.

02/23/2015

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Obama’s Budget Proposal Re-Opens Door for D.C. Pot Legalization

District voters overwhelmingly voted in favor to legalize marijuana last year, but Congress vetoed those legalization efforts in December. Now, President Obama’s proposed budget is breathing new life into the debate.

02/02/2015

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Pot Advocates Promote Legalization in Maryland

The chances of Maryland legalizing marijuana are hazy, but advocates hope a little education will help clear the air.

01/30/2015

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D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative to Congress

The D.C. Council has sent an initiative legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Congress for review, despite an attempt by Congress to block the nation’s capital from legalizing pot.

01/14/2015

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Bowser Says City Will Work to Get Marijuana Law Enforced

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will “explore every option” to get its law legalizing marijuana enforced.

01/04/2015

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12/23/2014

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Marijuana Fight Riskier For Congress In States

It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

12/16/2014

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House Approves Federal Spending Bill, Blocking D.C. Pot Legalization

The House narrowly passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill meant to keep the government funded for the next year after a dramatic daylong showdown in which the legislation’s opponents were just one vote away from derailing the measure.

12/11/2014

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