Pot Growers Store Opens in Washington, DC

Pot growers store opens in Washington, DC

Filed under: District of Columbia Drug Use

Although federal law outlaws the cultivation, sale or use of marijuana, 16 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its medical use to treat a wide range of issues from anxiety and back pain to HIV/AIDS and cancer-related ailments.
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WeGrow Medical Marijuana Store Sets Up Shop In DC As Nation's Capital

Filed under: District of Columbia Drug Use

Although federal law outlaws the cultivation, sale or use of marijuana, 16 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its medical use to treat a wide range of issues from anxiety and back pain to HIV/AIDS and cancer-related ailments.
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The medical marijuana movement in DC reaches another milestone

Filed under: District of Columbia Drug Use

Last week, the DC Department of Health (DCDOH) announced that six applicants will be allowed to register with the city to grow medical marijuana. This is a huge milestone that has been over a decade in the making. These cultivation centers will be …
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Reducing Drug Arrests by Shifting Law Enforcement Priorities (2011 Intl. Drug Policy Reform Conf.) – At the federal, state and local level, reformers are finding innovative ways to prevent drug arrests and convictions. These include diverting federal drug funding from enforcement to treatment, reforming policies around the use of confidential informants, reducing racial disparities in arrests, and giving law enforcement officers options other than arrest for drug use or possession. How are they doing this? Moderator: Jasmine L. Tyler, Deputy Director, National Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance, Washington, DC • Mark Cooke, Policy Advocate, ACLU of Washington, Seattle, WA • Nsombi Lambright, Executive Director, ACLU of Mississippi, Jackson, MS • Harry Levine, Sociology Professor, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY • Kris Nyrop, The Defender Association’s Racial Disparity Project, Seattle, WA • Amanda Petteruti, Associate Director, Justice Policy Institute, Washington, DC • Alex Stevens, Professor in Criminal Justice, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK

 

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