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Washington, DC votes to legalize recreational marijuana


Residents of the nation’s capital have voted to fully legalize marijuana for recreational consumption.

NPR is reporting that as of 9:09 p.m. ET, supporters of the Washington D.C.’s ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana have a 65-29.5 percent lead, and the measure is set to pass.

The measure will make it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to six plants.

However, nothing was included in the bill to formally regulate how cannabis is bought and sold. The D.C. City Council is contemplating a bill that would tax and regulate it, but its exact form and timeline have yet to be determined.

Congress could potentially step in and block legalization, however previous attempts have failed.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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