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D.C. Council Votes To Permanently Ban Private Marijuana-Smoking Clubs

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In November 2014, Washington D.C. voters approved a marijuana legalization initiative by an overwhelming margin (71%). Following the vote, the question came up whether or not private marijuana clubs were allowed. Marijuana sales are still illegal in DC. The D.C. Council put in place a temporary ban on such entities. Today, the Council voted to make that ban permanent. Per The Washington Times:

The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to impose a permanent ban on private marijuana-smoking clubs, ending months of political hand-wringing over where to allow residents to consume pot.

In a 7-to-6 vote, the council made permanent a 90-day ban on pot clubs in the nation’s capital, where marijuana possession is legal though still a federal offense.

61% of DC residents that participated in a poll earlier this year supported private marijuana clubs. That, combined with the overwhelming victory on Election Day, has led many to question why the DC Council would make such a move. Especially since there is a public meeting tonight, and a task force is still looking into the issue. According to a tweet from the DC campaign that went out today, it sounds like activists are already planning on a referendum effort:

It’s time to respect the will of DC residents. If you live in DC, stand up and be heard! Contact the DC campaign to find out how you can help at this link here.


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  1. send in the national guard, and send the tyrants that take away our constitutional rights to be human and throw them away, send them to prison to learn how to live without taking advantage of others, and warring on and raiding their sisters and brothers

    they had to send in the guard when the tyrants tried to prevent children of different colored skin to attend school, the mean people need to learn to stop warring everywhere they turn
    why must hate be a mandatory thing for children to learn that and fear, and to hold their brothers and sisters not to dear

    it is not something any child to learn
    for them to think

    that they must destroy their way and war their way to prosperity, and commit high treason send the wrong message i would think
    so why would any church train kids like well, would training kids that kanehbos free, is the way to be, when the Septuagint says otherwise

    i do not believe that people lying to me as a kid concerning cannabis did me a bit of good
    it just showed me that humans, you can never trust what they say
    they say wqe all are supposed to have freedom
    yet when a free person tries to get a job, they are told they must be discriminated

    to find out if thc in in their bladder, to see if they can loose any chance for a meaningful promise of any constitutional rights, they are to be hated

    oh enough of the sad thoughts, i have some toking to do
    and sitting here making observations of mean people just is not my thing

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