Washington DC And Marijuana Legalization: It's No Pipe Dream!


As federal opposition to state pot laws goes up in smoke, DC’s plan to legalize weed is anything but a pipe dream!

If Washington DC Councilman, David Grosso has his way, September 17th could be a chronic date for the DC city Council. Councilman Grosso is currently working on an initiative that would regulate and tax recreational marijuana, in addition to creating strict licensing requirements for the would-be marijuana shops of Washington DC.

“If we are going to have alcohol legal in this country, I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t have marijuana legal,” the Councilman bluntly pointed out.

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Acknowledging that his bill may take a few attempts to pass the arduous process, the Councilman openly hoped that his initiative would fire up the first round of rational debate in the Council Chambers. Currently 10 of DC’s 13 councilmembers have openly shown support for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. While encouraging, their support for the decriminalization for small amounts of weed, does not directly correlate to their support for the outright legalization of pot.

For instance – Tommy Wells, the DC councilmember who initially sponsored the decriminalization bill, pointed out that the initiatives are profoundly different;

“the motivation for decriminalization simply has been the issue of the war on drugs and the disproportionate impact on African-American youthsgetting criminal records,” Wells explained to the Washington times.



About Author

Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink alcohol or consume any other "drugs." I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) ... I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.

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