More than 400 people were taken into custody for public consumption of marijuana in 2016 compared to 142 arrested in 2015. Police officials said the legalization of recreational marijuana in D.C. has driven more people to smoke in public, which is still illegal.
With D.C. laws permitting the use, growth and possession of small amounts of marijuana, 4/20 celebrations will cover the District in a cloud of smoke.
Friday morning, thousands of people formed a line near Dupont Circle to get their hands on free joints.
In case you missed it, here’s the best and worst news from around campus and the District this week.
D.C. Council members proposed several pieces of legislation Tuesday, from building up the Metropolitan Police Department to full marijuana legalization.
D.C. statehood activists rejoiced last month when a judge in D.C. Superior Court granted the city the power to control allocation of its local funds.
A student was arrested in City Hall last week for possessing LSD, according to a report from the Metropolitan Police Department.
There have been more campus weapons violations in the first two months of 2016 than in all of last year, according to GW’s crime log.
John Oliver may have just made himself the apple of every D.C. politician’s eye. The host of the HBO satirical news show “Last Week Tonight” advocated for D.C. statehood Sunday night – with song – arousing praise from the D.C. community who objects to the District’s inability to pass laws or define its own budget […]
The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise the stakes for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana, making it a $10,000 misstep on the first violation, DCist reported Tuesday. The bill calls for a $10,000 fine to any business caught dealing the synthetic marijuana for the first time, and doubles the amount on the second offense. Emergency […]