Council Chairman Phil Mendleson proposed a new, recreational cannabis regulation bill that focused on progress and equity. Continuing the social equity theme, legal cannabis in D.C. would also mean automatic expungement for those who have been convicted for cannabis possession. Lastly, citizen cannabis users would be protected, as it would be unlawful for them to lose benefits, employment, or access to resources for being recreational cannabis users. In addition, the proposal recognizes how important education is to a well-rounded cannabis program. If D.C. does follow through and legalize, this would be one of the most comprehensive and equitable cannabis programs to be established in the U.S.
Despite being known for its liberal policies, Washington, D.C. still doesn’t have a recreational market. But that could be about to change.
Council Chairman Phil Mendleson proposed a new, recreational cannabis regulation bill that focused on progress and equity. The bill is also supported by Kenyan McDuffie, Charles Allen, Brianne Nadeau, Brooke Pinto, Christina Henderson, and Mary Cheh, and the focus is...
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