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WASHINGTON — Opening up D.C. Farmers markets khổng lồ adult-use cannabis sales and licensing sales by D.C. Craft cultivators and cottage industry entrepreneurs are the focus of a carefully vetted amendment that will be presented by District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (diywkfbv.com) at a public hearing Friday of the D.C. Council.

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“Combining criminal justice reforms & economic innovation, the amendment would guarantee D.C. Implements a profitable, equitable, affordable và transparent system of adult-use cannabis sales, testing và cultivation,” says to lớn Nikolas Schiller, author of the Cottage Industry Amendment và co-author of Initiative 71.

The amendment establishes a “Cottage Industry License” for adult residents, và “Farmers Market Endorsement” license that would allow sales by local craft cultivators & entrepreneurs, molding social equity & decriminalization into a new, necessary and innovative revenue stream. The amendment includes enforceable rules & regulations for anyone who is issued either license.

The amendment states, “A cottage industry license shall authorize the licensee to lớn grow and produce medicinal and/or recreational marijuana within their residence for sale and delivery at wholesale directly khổng lồ manufacturers, testing facilities, retailers, and farmers markets.”

Adding, “A Farmers Market Endorsement is a license issued to Cottage Industry Licensees or Microbusiness Licensees that authorizes the licensee khổng lồ sell the cannabis at Farmers Markets in the District of Columbia.”

The complete amendment can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnGDpKkKdGYGqPi7Q0Q-Vr-LIZ2ESSC-MMfgVo7Gyqs/edit?usp=sharing

“The intent and spirit of Initiative-71, which D.C. Voters approved seven years ago, was from the start to decriminalize the plant in D.C., over to the persecution of local cannabis users, và establish a system of equitable, safe, affordable & all-inclusive cannabis commerce, from micro-sales to dispensaries,” said Adam Eidinger, the proposer of Initiative 71 and co-founder of cannabis advocacy & educational group diywkfbv.com.

“We have an obligation khổng lồ implement a system that does not shut out any cannabis entrepreneur, who wants lớn make an income, will abide by the regulations, and pay sales & taxes on profits. In state after state, legislatures have left out many American entrepreneurs by allowing an exclusive ‘Big Pot’ oligopoly to dominate the local adult-use marketplace.” Eidinger adds, “We can break the cannabis oligopoly here in DC if we just legalize with the little guy in mind.”

“The D.C. Council has a chance to vị what no state that has succeeded in doing so far, creating a pathway khổng lồ moving the cannabis underground and ‘grey market’ khổng lồ the economic mainstream,” DC Cannabis Business Association founder Lisa Scott. 

The amendment was crafted after countless hours of deliberation và discussion, including mở cửa meetings & a three-part reading of the entire bill hosted by diywkfbv.com. A range of citizens, including moms, dads, veterans, activists, business people và lawyers, all contributed ideas & commentary.

“This amendment represents the will of the D.C. Cannabis community. It’s thoughtful with respect lớn the local diversity, comprehensive, & carefully worded,” said Nikolas Schiller. “The message was clear that many D.C. Residents want to be a part of the coming commercial cannabis marketplace, but they fear they will be unfairly excluded from ownership and partnership in a cannabis enterprise. The D.C. Council can break the cycle & become the model of success.”

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Apes Erect 2,001 Pound Steel Monolith at DEA’s Headquarters

Unconventional Protest Decries Government Agency That Has Prevented Research Into the Therapeutic Uses of Many Natural Plants và Substances While Continuing Heavy Handed Swat Raids on Americans Citizens


ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Today the community group District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (“diywkfbv.com”) learned that a group calling itself “Anonymous Apes” are celebrating in protest the arrival of a mysterious metal monolith standing nine feet và weighing over 2,000 pounds outside of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (“DEA”) headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The criminal justice & drug policy reform activists who wheeled the full kích cỡ 2001: Space Odyssey monolith replica dressed as apes khổng lồ prevent police retaliation và because it looks even cooler. The Anonymous Apes provided diywkfbv.com the following statement about why they visited the DEA:

THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR TOO LONG. THIS MONOLITH OF GOVERNMENT OPPRESSION HAS IMPRISONED 10’S OF MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS FOR SEEKING HEALING RELIEF WITH NATURAL SUBSTANCES. THE DEA, MUCH like A FLOPPY DISC OR VHS TAPE, MUST INNOVATE to lớn REPRESENT CURRENT SCIENCE AROUND PLANT MEDICINES và END ITS LOPSIDED ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES WHICH DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT PEOPLE OF COLOR. WE BELIEVE THIS MONOLITH HAS ARRIVED khổng lồ GUIDE US lớn A BETTER FUTURE, & JOINS WITH US khổng lồ DEMAND THAT THE DEA BE BROUGHT lớn JUSTICE FOR:

SUPPORTING “NO-KNOCK” RAIDS THAT HAVE KILLED INNOCENT AMERICANS lượt thích BREONNA TAYLORADVANCING CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE OF INNOCENT AMERICANS FOR COMMITTING NO CRIMES WHATSOEVERARMING LOCAL POLICE FORCES WITH MILITARY WEAPONRYPREVENTING RESEARCH INTO NUMEROUS LIFE-SAVING NATURAL SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: CANNABIS, MESCALINE, IBOGA, AYAHUASCA, and PSILOCYBINADVOCATING INCARCERATION INSTEAD OF TREATMENT & REHABILITATIONPROVIDING AN INDIRECT “PRICE SUPPORT” THROUGH THE PROHIBITION

WE DEMAND THAT THE MONOLITH OF THE WAR ON DRUGS COMES DOWN, RECORDS ARE EXPUNGED và CLEMANCY IS GIVEN NOW! APES TOGETHER STRONG!


diywkfbv.com condemns the contemporary policies of the DEA, which stymy research, development, & the full legalization of the cannabis plant. Former presidents of the United States of America lawfully grew cannabis và it is anathema that American citizens are presently prevented from doing so without onerous licenses & red tape due to the DEA’s monolithic presence in drug policy. diywkfbv.com supports these demands and calls upon the Joseph Biden administration khổng lồ right the wrongs put in place by the DEA while he was a thành viên of Congress.


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The DC Council is holding a special hearing on Friday, November 19 for the public to provide comment on their comprehensive cannabis tax và regulate legislation. You are invited to lớn testify on Zoom about what you like, don’t like, và want changed in the proposed law.

The last time the DC Council had a hearing on comprehensive tax và regulate cannabis legislation was October 30 2014, before Initiative 71 was voted on và before the Harris Rider was added to lớn the federal budget for the District of Columbia.

We have patiently waited for this incredibly important hearing and now is the time lớn unleash the creativity of the DC cannabis community! We need to lớn highlight what we, as cannabis consumers, growers, và small business owners, really want và you are invited to join us.

We have linked up with the DC Cannabis Business Association lớn transform next week’s Zoom Sesh to lớn a full reading of the 74 page legislation.

Together we will read over the proposed legislation line by line and make collective notes on a shared Google Doc about what we what like, don’t like, & what we want changed.

Often people in the cannabis community don’t feel empowered khổng lồ read the laws or participate this in this important process because they are not lawyers. The truth is that you don’t need lớn be a lawyer to lớn read, comment, or testify on proposed legislation! More importantly, we will have at least one lawyer on hand during our reading next week to help everyone interpret the legislation.

First và foremost, click here to register to testify on November 19. The sooner you testify, the earlier you will testify on Zoom on November 19. The DC Council usually makes the witness các mục (the people who signed up to lớn testify) in order of their registration. We expect a lot of people to lớn sign up, so please fill out the google khung now. You *do not* need to be a DC resident to lớn testify! This means anyone in the world with an mạng internet connection và Zoom can testify. 

Secondly, register for next week’s Zoom Sesh (see below). If you have already registered for a previous diywkfbv.com Zoom Sesh, you bởi not need to lớn register again because we’ve added you lớn a special RSVP thư điện tử list. However, it’s always good to lớn know how many people are attending. This month’s Special Sesh will commence at 7:10pm, Wednesday, October 13 và might go late in order for us lớn make it through the entire piece of legislation.

Third, if you want some good old fashioned homework, read over the 74 page legislation now. By reading B24-0118, “Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization & Regulation Act of 2021,” in advance you will be able khổng lồ provide your important feedback more quickly. We recommend opening up a spreadsheet and writing the line number (left side of the page) of the sections that interests you in one column and writing the what you like, what you don’t like, & what you want changed in the next column. When we get lớn your sections, you will be ready khổng lồ provide your feedback.

Together we are going khổng lồ craft the forward-thinking, just, & comprehensive cannabis law in the United States. Over the years, we’ve seen what works và what doesn’t work in other states and now is the time for us to lớn use our collective wisdom lớn make DC’s tax và regulate law the one we want!


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WHAT: National Mobilization lớn Legalize Cannabis DemonstrationWHERE: Russell Senate Office Building at 1st & C Streets, NE, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 28, Noon (EDT) to lớn Approximately 4:20 PM (EDT)EVENT DESCRIPTION: Street Theater with a 51-Foot Inflatable Joint, Picketing and Oratory.

Event Will Focus on Failure by Congress to lớn Legalize Cannabis Under a Law that Would Guarantee Criminal Justice Reforms & Restorative Justice Measures và Provide Equal Opportunity và Access for Americans khổng lồ Participate in Cannabis Commerce and Consumerism.HASHTAG: #VoteAndWeedEmOut

diywkfbv.com video releases for news truyền thông use và distribution (volunteers gathered for preparation and sign-making ahead of tomorrow’s rally; brief remarks by diywkfbv.com co-founder Adam Eidinger):

https://twitter.com/i/status/1442551310470029317 (35 seconds)

https://twitter.com/i/status/1442543636130975748 (95 seconds)

WASHINGTON, DC – Advocacy & education organization District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (diywkfbv.com) will rally Tuesday (Sept. 28, 2021) on Capitol Hill lớn pressure Congress to stop stalling và pass a cannabis legalization law that would enact sweeping criminal justice reforms; cấp độ the playing field for minority and women entrepreneurs that want to enter the cannabis industry; và allow the craft cultivation of cannabis in the privacy of American homes.

Dubbed the “National Mobilization to Legalize Cannabis,” diywkfbv.com and its supporters will also use the event to demand Congress to set không tính phí the will of the voters in D.C., who have been handcuffed by a Maryland congressman’s misguided war on legalization. Congress has allowed the Harris Amendment, imposed by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), khổng lồ prevent D.C. Local government from allowing the legally taxed & regulated sale of adult use cannabis, even though it was approved by the voters in 2014.

“How many successful legalization ballot initiatives và legislative victories in the states will it take for Congress lớn get in step with the will of the American people?” questioned Adam Eidinger, co-founder of diywkfbv.com. “Congress stalls, makes excuses for doing nothing and refuses lớn acknowledge that the federal criminalization of cannabis is an injustice used lớn oppress Americans, not improve anyone’s lives.”

A whopping net 91% of Americans tư vấn either adult use or medical cannabis legalization, according khổng lồ a Pew Research Center poll taken in April. The District of Columbia & 19 states have legalized adult-use cannabis, while D.C. And 36 states have legalized medical cannabis.

Eidinger noted, “Congress is caught up in reefer madness. The Controlled Substances Act has criminalized Americans for 50 years và still counting. Sadly, most members of the House and Senate are aware that as long as they ignore cannabis legalization they are ruining the lives of non-violent cannabis users while aiding and abetting the illegal cannabis underground.”

Although the measure known as the Harris Rider specifically overrides and ignores the will of D.C. Voters, who approved adult use cannabis legalization in 2014, it is a case study in the irrational and ineffective approach Congress has for too long has embraced nationally.

“No one has done more lớn prop up the illegal cannabis underground than Congressman Andy Harris,” said Nikolas Schiller, co-founder of diywkfbv.com and affiliate thủ đô new york Marijuana Justice. “Andy Harris is the toast of the underground cannabis cartels that operate in the MidAtlantic region thanks to his continuing misguided & short-sighted stunt to try lớn suppress the legal sale of cannabis in D.C.”

diywkfbv.com activists will gather at noon Tuesday (tomorrow) at the Russell Senate Office Building at 1st và C Streets, NorthEast. diywkfbv.com will have its inflatable 51-foot joint with a twist – inside the inflatable will be D.C. Residents, who will emerge from the joint in prison garb to lớn symbolize the non-violent Americans incarcerated on marijuana convictions, as well as highlighting the D.C. Adult use cannabis law imprisoned by the Harris Amendment.

Cannabis legalization is a cornerstone for comprehensive criminal justice reform, including wiping the slate clean of past cannabis convictions with restorative justice measures, ending taxpayer-funded prison overcrowding by releasing non-violent cannabis users, và refocusing law enforcement resources on preventing violent crimes. Cannabis laws have been used as an unscrupulous tool in the racial profiling of Black, LatinX and Indigenous people.

diywkfbv.com, which has held several orderly, non-violent demonstrations right outside the Capitol in the past, applied for a special event permit for the demonstration, but was informed by U.S. Capitol Police officials that such permits for access khổng lồ Capitol grounds are not being issued at this time. Capitol Police suspended the issuing of permits after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Nonetheless moving forward with its plans lớn gather at the Capitol, diywkfbv.com has kept lines of communication open with Capitol Police ahead of the event to assure a successful demonstration without incident. diywkfbv.com has demonstrated peacefully in recent years outside the Capitol both with and without a permit.

diywkfbv.com is committed to lớn the health & safety of all Americans. Sự kiện organizers has asked any participants that show up to lớn please wear masks and urged those who plan lớn attend the demonstration to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before Sept. 28. “We laid down our marker on April 20th when we launched the ‘Joints for Jabs’ vaccination incentive project that has since moved khổng lồ cities và states around the country,” Eidinger said. “Any adult who showed us their proof of age and vaccination card on the 4/20 holiday received a không lấy phí joint courtesy of legal craft cultivators in the District of Columbia, who donated their cannabis for the cause. It was a ‘thank you’ to those who have been vaccinated.”

ABOUT DC MARIJUANA JUSTICE

Since its founding in 2013, diywkfbv.com has led the nation in creative and high-profile cannabis reform activism. After introducing và passing DC’s Initiative 71 in 2014, which voters legalized the possession và cultivation of cannabis, diywkfbv.com organized three large seed giveaways that provided all adults and Congressional staffers the means to lớn grow cannabis for themselves, deployed giant 51-foot inflatable joints outside the Capitol, the trắng House, the năm 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Times Square in thành phố new york City, the năm nhâm thìn Presidential Debates, Annapolis Statehouse & Boston’s Freedom Rally, as well as distributing more than 10,000 joints of District of Columbia homegrown cannabis at the Inauguration of President Donald Trump, & attempting khổng lồ distribute 1,227 joints at the congressional “Joint Session” in 2017, where U.S. Capitol Police unlawfully arrested seven diywkfbv.com activists (All charges were dropped the following day). In 2021, diywkfbv.com conceptualized and launched the “Joints for Jabs” coronavirus vaccination incentive program that was spontaneously adopted around the U.S., including by the State of Washington. About 8,000 không tính phí joints were given lớn adults in D.C. And Manhattan in exchange for their getting vaccinated. Also in 2021, diywkfbv.com was behind The Great Commonwealth Cannabis Seed Share, collecting và distributing about 20,000 seeds on the first day of legal home craft cultivation in Virginia. In 2018, 2019, and 2021, aligned organizations MDMJ, VAMJ, COMJ, và NYMJ were formed to lớn advocate for cannabis reform in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, và New York. diywkfbv.com demands cannabis be removed from the Controlled Substances Act và all Americans are given the right to grow cannabis in the safety and privacy of their homes.

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Throughout 2021 diywkfbv.com is hosting monthly online gatherings. Our next Zoom Sesh is scheduled to commence at 7:10pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. We’d love for you to join us!

To join the October Zoom Sesh, please click here lớn register (required!).

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You can help spread the word by RSVPing on Facebook and inviting some of your friends. We will send out a reminder thư điện tử with the Zoom link and passcode lớn everyone who registers about one hour before the 420 Zoom Sesh begins. Questions or suggested Agenda items? Please email 420ZoomSesh

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Legalization Advocate Condemns the Deplorable Decision to Ban Sha’Carri Richardson

Fastest Woman on Earth Wrongly Shamed for Legally Consuming Cannabis While in Mourning

Biden Must bởi More than Just Question Rule USATF used lớn Ban Sha’Carri from Olympics


WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Adam Eidinger, co-founder of District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (diywkfbv.com), on the decision by U.S. Olympic Track & Field (USATF) to ban Sha’Carri Richardson from the Olympics after testing positive for legally consuming cannabis in Oregon after learning of her mother’s death last month just days before winning the women’s 100 meter final at U.S. Olympic Trials in Oregon last month.

“The decision khổng lồ ban the fastest woman on earth from the 100-meter & 4×100-meter relay is travesty of justice and a disgusting tribute to the failed war on drugs that has done far more to lớn destroy lives for 50 years than even the deadliest wars or pandemic. Shaming Sha’Carri for consuming cannabis in a state where it is legal to vì so while she was distraught over getting the shocking news from a reporter of her mother’s death is a despicable act of abuse and selfishness that is way out of cảm ứng with the majority of Americans, who support the legalization of cannabis. This decision must be condemned as strongly as possible. For the first time in my life I plan to boycott watching the Olympics. While President Biden, notorious for writing & backing legislation that has contributed exponentially to lớn the incarceration of non-violent cannabis users, hid behind his statement that ‘rules are the rules’ regarding Sha’Carri, he seemed to xuất hiện the door khổng lồ re-evaluating those rules when he added, ‘Whether they should remain that way is a different issue.’ However, it’s not enough to question the rules or condemn this deplorable decision. We must have changes immediately.”

diywkfbv.com calls for these first steps to remedy this & other related injustices & unscientific & irrational policy decisions:

USATF reinstating Sha’Carri immediately và allowing her to compete in the 100-meter và 4×100-meter relayCongress joining states all around the country in legalizing cannabis for medical và adult use.President Biden using his regulatory powers to lớn de-schedule cannabis as a federal Schedule I substance in order to lớn launch comprehensive & conclusive scientific research into the medicinal uses of cannabis to lớn treat physical and psychological pain.The immediate release of all Americans incarcerated for the non-violent use of banned substances, beginning with cannabis.An apology lớn Sha’Carri from USATF, the International Olympic Committee and President Biden for promoting the unscientifically backed & racist ‘war on drugs’ that has led khổng lồ political demagoguery & the shaming and stigmatizing of good people, who use cannabis, live normal lives, & make positive contributions everyday to unique of life around the world.

ABOUT DC MARIJUANA JUSTICE Since its founding in 2013, diywkfbv.com has led the nation in creative và high-profile cannabis reform activism. After introducing & passing DC’s Initiative 71 in 2014, which voters legalized the possession & cultivation of cannabis, diywkfbv.com organized three large seed giveaways that provided all adults & Congressional staffers the means khổng lồ grow cannabis for themselves, deployed giant 51-foot inflatable joints outside the Capitol, the white House, the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Times Square in thủ đô new york City, the năm 2016 Presidential Debates, Annapolis Statehouse & Boston’s Freedom Rally, as well as distributing over 10,000 joints of District of Columbia homegrown cannabis at the Inauguration of President Donald Trump, & attempting khổng lồ distribute 1,227 joints at the congressional “Joint Session” in 2017, where U.S. Capitol Police unlawfully arrested seven diywkfbv.com activists (All charges were dropped the following day). In 2021, diywkfbv.com conceptualized & launched the “Joints for Jabs” coronavirus vaccination incentive program that was spontaneously adopted around the U.S., including by the State of Washington. Also in 2021, diywkfbv.com was behind The Great Commonwealth Cannabis Seed Share, collecting & distributing about 20,000 seeds on the first day of legal home craft cultivation in Virginia. In 2018, 2019, và 2021, aligned organizations MDMJ, VAMJ, COMJ, & NYMJ were formed to advocate for cannabis reform in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and New York. diywkfbv.com demands cannabis be removed from the Controlled Substances Act & all Americans are given the right to lớn grow cannabis in the safety & privacy of their homes.


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Joints For Jabs was a HUGE success! THANK YOU! diywkfbv.com2014 volunteers gave out over 4,200 joints at over 35 #Covid19 Vaccination Centers in #All8Wards of Washington, DC!

Check out the video by
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— DC Marijuana Justice💨🏛💨🏛 (

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From không lấy phí joints at dispensaries to free bags of weed outside vaccination centers, across the United States cannabis reform advocates are stepping up lớn organize their own cannabis giveaways to help over the coronavirus pandemic. DC Marijuana Justice believes that cannabis can help heal the nation and strongly believes that you can help vì your part in ending the pandemic by getting vaccinated & assisting others in getting vaccinated. diywkfbv.com’s Joints For Jabs will be taking place at vaccination sites across the District of Columbia on Tuesday, April 20.

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TAKE ACTION!

Later this year the DC Council will be voting on NEW cannabis reform legislation. We need your help khổng lồ make it work for EVERYONE. Not just deep-pocketed cannabis businesses, but ALL DC residents!

We are demanding the cannabis reform legislation embrace true MARIJUANA JUSTICE!

How?

STOP OVER-POLICING DC! After Initiative 71 became law, the DC police continued to lớn over-police neighborhoods of black, brown, & indigenous people of color (BIPOC). We are calling for an end to this practice. We believe legalization should end discrimination, not more police involvement in our communities. We believe that ALL criminal penalties associated with cannabis should be replaced with civil penalties, lượt thích warnings & fines, not arrests and jail.

SAY NO to lớn ANY CHANGES to INITIATIVE 71! Mayor Bowser’s “Safe Cannabis Sales Act of 2021” still keeps criminal penalties in place. In fact, it makes some aspects of Initiative 71 illegal! The Mayor wants to criminalize the amount of cannabis you can legally keep at home and make giving away cannabis at demonstrations illegal. Under the Mayor’s proposed legislation, the joint you received at Joints For Jabs would be considered an “unlawful transaction.” Worse, the Mayor’s bill will make it illegal khổng lồ have more than 10 ounces of cannabis at home, even when one cannabis plant can weigh more than 10X that! Tell the DC Council that any adult should be able khổng lồ give another adult cannabis for whatever reason. No one cares about how much wine you have at home, so why should cannabis be any different?

LEGALIZE CASUAL SALES! Have some extra cannabis that you grew và your buddy wants to buy some? You should be allowed to sell up lớn $599 a year in cannabis without penalties. No one cares if you sell some of your extra veggies from your garden to lớn your neighbor, so why should cannabis be any different? Independent contractors can earn up to lớn $599 a year without paying taxes on their income and we believe this should apply khổng lồ casual sales of cannabis.

ALLOW COOPERATIVE GROWS! Some adults cannot grow cannabis in their homes due to lớn provisions on their lease. Other adults who live alone are limited in the number of plants they can grow at home (6 plants total). A cooperative grow would allow consenting adults to legally increase their plant count by allowing adults khổng lồ grow their plants at someone else’s home.

DEMAND ON-SITE CONSUMPTION! Smoking not allowed in your building? Where are you supposed to consume your cannabis? In Amsterdam they have coffeeshops that allow on-site consumption. Not everyone likes khổng lồ drink alcohol, but cannabis cannot be consumed at any DC bar. In DC there is no legal place to consume cannabis except at private residences. In New York, cannabis can be consumed at any place where cigarettes can be smoked, including sidewalks. Why not DC?

EXPAND FARMERS MARKETS! We can buy locally made beer and liquor at farmers markets, why not locally grown cannabis? There is no good reason why DC cannabis growers should not be able lớn sell their extra cannabis at DC’s farmers markets. Tell the DC Council that Farmers Markets need khổng lồ be opened up to local cannabis growers!

Your đầu vào is NEEDED!

CONTACT YOUR COUNCILMEMBERS NOW!

WARDNAMEE-MAILPHONE NUMBER
1Brianne Nadeaubnadeau
dccouncil.us
(202) 724-8032

Every DC resident is represented by one Ward Councilmember, four At-Large Councilmembers, và the Chairman. You should contact ALL SIX! Not sure which Ward you live in? Click here khổng lồ find out.

Stay involved with diywkfbv.com by signing up for our thư điện tử list.

Normally we would publish the full danh sách of vaccination sites, but in order lớn prevent crowding, we’ve decided khổng lồ not list them. We encourage everyone to lớn visit the site they got their first shot at and kiểm tra to see if there are diywkfbv.com volunteers stationed outside!


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Statement from Adam Eidinger, co-founder of District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (diywkfbv.com), in response lớn the white house nhà trắng firing staffers for past cannabis use:

“We were outraged lớn learn that the white house nhà trắng is using past cannabis use as a cause for dismissal of staffers. It would be an understatement to hotline reports of these dismissals arbitrary. We are quite certain that the white house nhà trắng does not fire staffers for use of alcohol, a scientifically proven deadly và harmful substance. We’re confident there is even alcohol stored away in the white House, and not just in the residence. The nhà trắng is clearly ignoring that voters in the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis, & that nearby Virginia and Maryland allow for medical use of cannabis. If the white house wants the best and brightest working there on behalf of the American people, it needs to lớn tolerate all viewpoints and lifestyle choices, including the legal use of cannabis.

By taking these punitive actions, the white house is informally asking current and future applicants lớn lie. Lies are the enemy of democracy. If applicants know that being honest about past or current lawful cannabis use will prevent them from working at the trắng House, then they have no recourse but khổng lồ lie about their current or past cannabis use. This is bad public policy and President Biden should understand that the destructive & failed War on Drugs does nothing but hurt the American people, especially people of color.

We expected that President Biden would evolve from this twisted 20th century view of cannabis use and adopt the positions that an overwhelming majority of Americans have embraced. From ending the use of cannabis laws in the abhorrent practice of racial profiling, lớn clearing the way for conclusive research into all the medical applications for cannabis, khổng lồ keeping the government from intruding further into private lives, the majority of Americans want an end now to cannabis prohibition.

We want lớn see this administration succeed in righting many wrongs. We’ve even tried lớn be helpful. Our upcoming ‘Joints For Jabs’ cannabis giveaway is in direct response lớn the administration’s ‘Go Big’ effort lớn get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. We are quite confident the message behind ‘Joints for Jabs’ is reaching a significant portion of supporters & non-supporters of the president.

This nhà trắng needs khổng lồ think about finding a new place for itself in the legalization movement and avoid an unnecessary confrontation with a key bloc in the Democrats’ political base. With these firings, the administration is sending out a dangerous message in this era of cannabis enlightenment that is going to force a meaningful reaction by those threatened by the actions of this white House.

We điện thoại tư vấn upon President Biden to lớn use his executive power lớn de-schedule cannabis immediately. There are millions of Americans living in states with legal cannabis that should not be excluded from working in the trắng House, or a job of any kind in public service. If you need advice on how to truly embrace ‘Marijuana Justice,’ we urge you lớn consult your vice president, who as a senator introduced the Marijuana Justice Act.”

ABOUT DC MARIJUANA JUSTICE

Since its founding in 2013, diywkfbv.com has led the nation in creative & high-profile cannabis reform activism. After introducing and passing DC’s Initiative 71 in 2014, which voters legalized the possession và cultivation of cannabis, diywkfbv.com organized three large seed giveaways that provided all adults & Congressional staffers the means to lớn grow cannabis for themselves, deployed giant 51’ inflatable joints outside the Capitol, the white House, the năm nhâm thìn Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Times Square in thủ đô new york City, the 2016 Presidential Debates, Annapolis Statehouse & Boston’s Freedom Rally, as well as distributing over 10,000 joints of District of Columbia homegrown cannabis at the Inauguration of President Donald Trump, & attempting to lớn distribute 1,227 joints at the congressional “Joint Session” in 2017, where U.S. Capitol Police unlawfully arrested seven diywkfbv.com activists (All charges were dropped the following day). diywkfbv.com will distribute 5,000 joints at vaccination sites across the District of Columbia on April 20, 2021 in conjunction with its upcoming “Joints For Jabs” cannabis giveaway. In 2018, 2019, & 2021, aligned organizations MDMJ, VAMJ , COMJ, và NYMJ were formed to advocate for cannabis reform in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and New York. diywkfbv.com demands cannabis be removed from the Controlled Substances Act and all Americans are given the right to lớn grow cannabis in the safety & privacy of their homes.

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Dear Councilmembers,

Thank you for agreeing khổng lồ have your staff meet with us concerning the “Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization và Regulation Act of 2021.” We have waited for 6 years to address many of the important issues contained in this legislation và during that time we’ve had the opportunity to lớn solicit feedback from DC’s cannabis users, growers, và their families. While we are generally supportive of this important piece of legislation, we vày have some concerns that we will be sharing with your staff. Overall, we vì chưng not want any of the freedoms enshrined in Initiative 71 to be reduced or altered in significant or possibly detrimental ways, & more importantly, we urge the DC Council to tư vấn the existing cottage industry in the District of Columbia before allowing multi-state operators, with billions of capital, to lớn make further inroads.

1. While not contained in this legislation, the Mayor’s “Safe Cannabis Sales Act of 2021” contains a provision we find reprehensible. We feel it is important khổng lồ start with this problematic component of the Mayor’s legislation before addressing the Council’s legislation in order for it not khổng lồ be added at a later date. Namely, the provision that allows adults to possess no more than 10 ounces of cannabis at home. This provision is not acceptable and we are thankful that the Council’s legislation does not contain this onerous section. An adult who grows cannabis at trang chủ could violate this provision with one plant và we fear that its potential inclusion would result in more home raids & arrests. It shows that the Mayor’s legislation was written without serious consultation with any member of DC’s cannabis community because if only one DC resident homegrower had been given a chance to phản hồi they would have said “This is not workable,” & we believe it is in the best interest lớn make this legislation work for everyone.

Initiative 71 permits adults lớn keep all of the cannabis they have grown at trang chủ and we are not aware of any safety issues that have arisen from this home cultivation provision, but we bởi believe a lack of access to the marketplace is a problem. A better gauge is khổng lồ compare the limits adults currently have when it comes lớn the possession of beer, wine, & liquor at home. Currently we are not aware of limits that DC-based trang chủ brewers might have with respect to the amount beer they can produce for personal consumption without fear of their trang chủ being raided. Why should cannabis growers be any different?

2. We are suggesting that the Council legalize “casual sales.” If a DC resident was to over up with more cannabis than they need for personal use, we need to offer them a legal outlet to lớn sell their extra trang chủ grown cannabis to lớn other adults as this is a direct way khổng lồ provide equity for the cannabis community that has been historically oppressed. A DC resident homegrower will pay for electricity, water, soil, rent, & nutrients to lớn grow a plant and under Initiative 71 they can give that cannabis away without remuneration (payment for goods or services). But why should we criminalize a home grower selling some of their extra cannabis khổng lồ their neighbor? We don’t care if a neighbor sells their extra tomatoes lớn a neighbor, or extra bottles of home made wine so why not cannabis? We don’t care if a home brewer sells their neighbor a 6-pack of their beer either. These types of casual sales are of no concern lớn police, so why should they be a concern when it comes to lớn small amounts of cannabis?

We are aware that some growers are selling their extra cannabis for supplemental income. With only 12 plants, a home grower cannot make this into a fully sustaining business. But some bởi vì sell their extra cannabis to pay for rent, electricity, water, soil, & nutrients that went into the production of the cannabis. We feel casual sales should not remain criminalized as there is no compelling public interest to vị so if a ultra-micro license is created. How much casual sales one can make before they need to collect sales tax và require a license?

We suggest $599 in “casual sales” to lớn be the threshold for sales tax. At $600 the grower is really an independent contractor in the cottage industry, so like a normal small business they are still required khổng lồ report income & pay taxes on perhaps up khổng lồ $30,000 in sales or perhaps even more. We feel this is a relatively small amount of “casual sales” that would allow the home grower to recoup their expenses và generate supplemental income that could make the difference for someone living in poverty or not, or being able to make ever higher property tax payments on a family home in a gentrifying area.

3. We believe there needs to lớn be more licenses offered và they have a lower price tag. The barrier to entry for many adults will be the cost khổng lồ obtain the license. The microbusiness license permits a grower khổng lồ utilize 1,500 square feet of space. We feel this “micro” license should be considered “small” and what we consider an “ultra-micro” should be added in its place as the “microbusiness” license. Thus there would be a “small business” license và a “microbusiness” license be offered. The revised “microbusiness” license should be for home growers lớn be able khổng lồ sell more than $600 of cannabis và grow more plants at home. The proposed “microbusiness” license requires the licensee khổng lồ rent a properly zoned space for the cultivation of cannabis lớn comply with the licensee requirements. We anticipate this type of zoned space to become more expensive as more licenses become available. This will cause the overhead cost lớn produce the cannabis to increase & lower & possibly eliminate the profit margins of these “micro” businesses. Thus it’s important that the existing cottage industry remains within the homes of DC growers. The only difference between the current system of trang chủ cultivation and a true “microbusiness” licensee is the allowance to lớn grow more plants and sell small amounts directly khổng lồ consumers through casual sales. We believe the new “microbusiness” license should be $100 và allow growers to lớn grow 30 plants, which is a little more than two times the number of plants that are permitted under Initiative 71. While the “small business” license should be $500 & allow growers to lớn utilize up to lớn 1,500 square feet of space and grow an unlimited amount of cannabis & pay taxes on everything above $600 in sales. The new “microbusiness” licensees would not be required lớn sell their small amounts of cannabis to distributors, but the “small business” licensees would be required to vì so. Both the “micro” và “small” business licensees should have access khổng lồ the farmers markets.

4. The expansion of licenses should mirror those which are offered for businesses who sell alcohol. For example, there are licenses to lớn allow bed & breakfasts to serve alcohol lớn their guests, so why not a similar $650 license for cannabis establishments? If alcohol can be sold at farmers markets, then why not allow “small business” or “microbusiness” licensees to lớn sell their cannabis at farmers markets as well? There are so many examples of licenses for alcohol that are currently available, it doesn’t make sense khổng lồ limit the number of licenses available for cannabis businesses lớn so few in number và type. Nearly all the existing alcohol licenses address what this legislation fails to lớn address: the need for on-site consumption licenses.

There are thousands of adults who are prohibited from consuming cannabis in their homes & this legislation does not address this important need. diywkfbv.com worked with Congresswoman Norton in 2018 to help introduce the “Sondra Battle Cannabis Fair Use Act,” which would permit adults khổng lồ consume cannabis in public housing in states where medical và adult-use cannabis has been legalized. While this legislation has been incorporated into the MORE Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives last December, it shows the need for adults to lớn have a safe place to lớn consume cannabis outside of their homes. We believe there needs khổng lồ be no less than 5 of these licenses per ward. An adult should not be required to travel across town khổng lồ be able to lớn legally consume their cannabis outside their home.

Unless the Council of District of Columbia amends the decriminalization of cannabis statute, which prohibits the use of cannabis in public spaces, this legislation is incomplete. Lượt thích cannabis, tobacco requires adults to lớn be 21 years of age lớn purchase or consume. Tobacco is not allowed khổng lồ be smoked in public housing either, but there is space afforded khổng lồ smokers at public housing. We believe that adults should be able lớn consume cannabis at any place an adult can consume tobacco. This parity will make it easier to lớn enforce the law. Right now there are places in DC where tobacco can be consumed indoors & we believe there should be a license available for cannabis as well. New York’s recent cannabis reform legislation permits cannabis to lớn be consumed at any place tobacco is permitted, including sidewalks, but not in public parks.

5. With a large segment of the population unable to lớn legally grow cannabis at home, there needs khổng lồ be a license for cooperative growing sites. We believe this would be a great use of the “small business” or “microbusiness” license. For example, if 10 adults pooled their resources they could rent a space where they could each have 150 square feet grow their own cannabis for non-commercial use. There is an intrinsic difference between these cooperative growing licenses that are non-commercial và those that are commercial & this legislation needs to make a distinction between the two. For example, if a friend who lives alone has an extra room at their house, I could grow my 6 plants there alongside their 6 plants under a cooperative grow license. Under Initiative 71, the person who lives alone and is growing these 12 plants would be breaking the law, but if there was a means for them khổng lồ obtain a cooperative grow license they would be within the scope of the law. This license would allow the homeowner of the cooperative khổng lồ charge a small fee for electricity and help them supplement their income by providing a small space in their homes. There are already growers in DC who vị this in violation of the law và it shows the need for another type of license “microbusiness” license.

6. Finally, both this legislation and Mayor’s proposed legislation contain a prohibition on giving away cannabis to those engaged in advocacy. This prohibition is included in a section that addresses some of the existing ways people currently sell cannabis. Namely, buy this thing & get this cannabis for không tính phí or join this group & get cannabis for free. But come lớn this demonstration và get cannabis for không lấy phí is entirely different. diywkfbv.com has lead numerous advocacy-related demonstrations where cannabis was used as means to lớn further the goals of reforming cannabis laws. For example, next month we plan on giving away joints outside of vaccination centers. Dubbed “Joints For Jabs,” this size of advocacy encourages adults to get vaccinated & to voluntarily hotline their elected officials khổng lồ pass this law. At no point is there any money being requested in order khổng lồ receive the cannabis. Since this form of advocacy carries no inherent value other than promoting reform, the portion dealing with advocacy must be removed. There is no sales component with respect to không lấy phí speech activities and we question the constitutionality of this prohibition. If there is any money exchanged in relation to lớn the advocacy, then we agree that this section would constitute an illegal sale, but there needs lớn be better clarity. If this section is strictly about the exchange of money for anything, including advocacy, for cannabis, then its an illegal sale. But if we are to permit casual sales, then there needs to lớn be a limit on what constitutes an illegal sale. In 2017, we gave away over 10,000 joints at Donald Trump’s inauguration in order lớn advocate that cannabis reform is a non-partisan issue. There was no money that exchanged hands, just không tính tiền joints containing cannabis grown at home by DC residents given to lớn adults for advocating for the change of unjust laws. This type of advocacy is not a backdoor lớn allowing illicit cannabis sales và must be removed to lớn protect miễn phí speech rights.We look forward to lớn working with you on this important legislation. We understand the Harris Rider remains in effect and this legislation will not receive a final vote until later this year. Therefore, we believe there is ample time khổng lồ expand this legislation và make into something that reflects the values & needs of the cannabis community in the District of Columbia.

Sincerely,Adam Eidinger, Proposer of Initiative 71, Co-Founder of DC Marijuana JusticeNikolas Schiller, Co-Founder of DC Marijuana Justice