Day: January 6, 2016

Continuing Efforts to Legalize Marijuana Lounges in DC

The continuing debate over whether to allow marijuana lounges or private marijuana clubs in jurisdictions that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana surfaced again this week, and this time it was the subject of two different votes by the City Council of the District of Columbia. In a strange development on Tuesday, the DC City Council first legalized the smoking of marijuana at certain rooftop bars and sidewalk cafes, where cigarette smoking is currently permitted, and in private clubs; and then 30 minutes later, reversed itself, extending the current ban for an additional 90 days. The Status of Legalization in the District For those who may not follow DC politics closely, let me briefly summarize the current marijuana laws…

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