DC Council Considers Marijuana Clubs
Published on 2/2/16
Washington DC decriminalized marijuana last year for personal possession and consumption, but outlawed about everything else. This year, legislators are working to give pot shops a fair chance at existing in DC after finding out that citizens are willing to risk smoking on the streets. DC was careful with it's initial legalization, and it's expeceted that pot shops will be strictly regulated.
After unanimously opposing pot clubs less than a year ago, the Democratic-controlled City Council unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that will study how the city could implement licenses for businesses that wish to allow smoking.
“The train is moving — it’s something that can’t be stopped,” Democratic Councilman Vincent Orange told The Washington Post. “The people went through a lawful procedure to get this approved so you have to give the people what they want.