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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC

By Meghan DeCourcey February 23, 2018

The 21st century has been marked by calls across the United States for the legalization of marijuana, with lobbyists and college students coming together in advocacy and protest. Under federal law,...

EDITORIAL: Redirect Penalties for Sex Work

By Editorial Board November 3, 2017

Last month, D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced a bill to decriminalize sex work in Washington, D.C. Although this editorial board endorses the council’s goal of protecting the...

The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail time that currently accompany charges of fare evasion for non-minors.

DC Council Considers Decriminalizing Metro Fare Evasion

By Alex Mooney October 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. officials are divided over a new bill that would decriminalize fare evasion on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus and rail services. The D.C. Council is currently conducting...

Before You Throw a Reefer Rager...

Before You Throw a Reefer Rager…

By Cristina Serra and Cristina Serra November 7, 2014

In case you missed the news this past week, marijuana was legalized on Tuesday when D.C. voters approved Initiative 71 by 69 percent. But take warning ... Before you throw a massive Reefer Madness party...

University Policy Unaffected by Marijuana Decriminalization

By Kshithij Shrinath July 17, 2014

Marijuana decriminalization arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, after a law passed by the D.C. Council in March took effect at midnight, but the university’s marijuana policy will see no change. Under...

Marijuana No Longer Criminal

By Suzanne Monyak March 7, 2014

Possession and private use of marijuana will no longer be treated as a criminal offense in D.C. for individuals over 21 under a bill passed by the D.C. Council with a vote of 10 to one Tuesday, pending...

Decriminalization on Council Agenda

By Gene Choi October 25, 2013

The D.C. Council is poised to pass a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the District. The “Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana...

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