Marijuana decriminalization has now become a reality for residents in the District of Columbia, after the city council passed a bill Tuesday that would lessen…

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. Council gave final approval to legalized medical marijuana today, but only after members agreed to make it easier for qualified patients to obtain larger quantities of the drug. The bill, which now goes to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), originally restricted chronically ill patients with a doctors’ recommendation to […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allow chronically ill patients to receive a doctor’s prescription to use marijuana and buy it from a city-sanctioned distribution center. Under the bill, which passed without debate, a patient who suffers from HIV, glaucoma, cancer or a “chronic and lasting disease” may […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Dressed in black, Nardyne Jeffries held up two photos of her 16-year-old daughter as she prepared Monday to address the D.C. Council. The first, her daughter’s broad smile from a 10th-grade class picture. The second, from a funeral home, with a gunshot to her head. Jeffries was among the parents and […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Council members Jack Evans and Kwame Brown confirmed Wednesday that they will be entering the race for council chairman, setting up a costly campaign that could hinge on Evans’ ability to attract votes from African Americans. One day after incumbent Chairman Vincent C. Gray entered the race for the Democratic […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A defiant D.C. Council Member Marion Barry told a packed Baptist church in Southeast Washington on Tuesday night that despite the decision of the City Council to censure him and strip him of his committee chairmanship, he doesn’t plan to fade away. “I have no intentions of going anywhere,” said Barry, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The D.C. Council is likely to vote Tuesday on censuring Marion Barry, stripping him of his committee chairmanship and referring public corruption allegations against him to the U.S. attorney’s office — actions that could severely reduce his authority and extend his legal troubles, several council sources said Monday. Barry (D-Ward 8), […]