DC Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

DC Entrepreneurs Finding Ways to Profit Without Legal MJ Sales

John Schroyer  | August 20, 2015

Although recreational cannabis sales remain illegal in the nation’s capital, a number of Washington DC-area businesses have come up with various ways to turn a profit from the adult-use market.

Entrepreneurs of all stripes have been launching or restarting marijuana-related ancillary businesses after voters overwhelmingly approved a new law legalizing recreational cannabis use and possession, …

Washington DC Grower Develops City’s First Edible

Tony C. Dreibus  | July 10, 2015

A Washington DC medical cannabis cultivator has created the city’s first-ever edibles product, several years after dispensaries opened in the nation’s capital.

The move allows local dispensaries to cater to patients who prefer to ingest medical marijuana rather than smoke it, which could help convince more people to sign up for MMJ cards.

The city’s …

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

Tony C. Dreibus  | March 4, 2015

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in Washington DC have passed a bill banning cannabis consumption in private clubs.

City council members passed the emergency legislation unanimously, worried that pseudo-businesses would begin charging membership fees for access to clubs that allow consumption. Any business caught …

Medical Cannabis Demand Outweighing Supply in DC

Tony C. Dreibus  | February 27, 2015

Recreational marijuana has dominated headlines out of Washington DC this week, as the use, possession and home cultivation of cannabis became legal in the city on Thursday.

But lost in the all the hype is a serious issue for DC’s existing medical marijuana industry: Dispensaries can’t seem to find enough MMJ to meet demand.

The …

Washington DC Mayor Seeks to Ban ‘Cannabis Clubs’

Tony C. Dreibus  | February 25, 2015

With private marijuana use on track to become legal in Washington DC on Thursday barring Congressional intervention, the city’s mayor is looking to prevent private cannabis clubs from popping up.

Mayor Muriel Bowser will submit emergency legislation to essentially ban pseudo-businesses that help facilitate the exchange and consumption of cannabis among members for …

Washington DC Council Pushing for Recreational Cannabis Sales Amid Stiff Resistance

John Schroyer  | February 10, 2015

By John Schroyer

A very public fight over marijuana in Washington DC is brewing between city leaders and Congress, and the outcome will likely determine whether recreational cannabis sales come to the nation’s capital.

While the situation has always been murky, recent developments have muddied the waters even further.

Obama Bill Would Make Rec Sales Possible in DC

John Schroyer  | February 2, 2015

President Barack Obama is reviving hopes that recreational cannabis sales will become a reality in Washington DC.

Buried in a 2,000-page budget Obama’s office sent recently to Congress is a minute change to a separate spending bill from December that included a provision that blocks DC officials from setting up a recreational cannabis …

DC Mayor: City Will Fight for Rec Marijuana Law

Tony C. Dreibus  | January 5, 2015

Washington DC isn’t giving up the fight on legalized cannabis.

The city will “explore every option” to get a voter-approved marijuana law enforced, Mayor Muriel Bowser, who took office on Jan. 2, said Sunday on Meet The Press.

If successful, DC could eventually allow the actual sale of cannabis via retail stores.

The …

Update: DC Legalization Could Stand, But Sales May Be Banned

John Schroyer  | December 9, 2014

Congress will reportedly let Washington DC’s marijuana legalization initiative stand as passed by voters, but it will prohibit the city council from approving marijuana sales and taxation until at least next October, sources close to the situation told The National Journal.

The move would largely eliminate the possibility of near-term business opportunities tied …