Official Statement from The i-71 Committee in Response To Chairman Mendelson’s Efforts to Upend DC’s Cannabis Law
Chairman Phil Mendleson has requested once again that emergency legislation be placed on the Agenda for the April 5, 2022 Legislative Meeting. This legislation would upend the DC law passed by 70% of voters in 2014 that allows for recreational cannabis use. This emergency legislation would completely shutter i71 compliant businesses and impose unprecedented crippling […]
The NAACP DC Branch strongly opposes emergency legislation Medical Marijuana Patient Access Supplemental Extension and Civil Enforcement Emergency Amendment Act to impose civil penalties for Initiative 71 businesses.
I-71 Committee announces its official launch as a nonprofit seeking justice in cannabis legalization in Washington, D.C.
(Washington, D.C.) February 22, 2022 – The i-71 Committee, a new coalition of D.C. cannabis industry leaders committed to helping pass equitable, fair and socially conscious legalization legislation in Washington and in the federal sphere, is proud to announce its official launch and new nonprofit status. The i-71 Committee has secured a [501(c)(6)] status, an […]
Hope soared with the possibility of federal cannabis reform in 2021. And for good reason – the induction of a new, more liberal administration, rapid state-level legalization, broad support by Americans, and growing bipartisan backing led many to believe that 2021 was going to be the year where federal decriminalization of cannabis would become a reality. […]
Democrats may have control of Congress, but Washington, D.C. will not regain control of its weed industry this year. The District will have to wait at least one more year before it can tax and regulate an adult-use cannabis market, despite hopes that Democratic majorities in the House and Senate would lift the limitations placed […]
In a major setback to D.C. leaders, Congress retained a provision preventing the city from commercializing marijuana in the omnibus spending package it unveiled Wednesday, dashing the city’s hopes for pushing through legislation to regulate recreational pot. The spending package also retained a long-standing rider — a type of restriction on how funds can be […]
Blond hair bobbing as she barrels through D.C. rush-hour traffic on her bicycle, 27-year-old Liz Sluchak is on a singular mission: to bring a 19th-century French novelist’s motivational words to a paying customer. On a street corner not far from Nationals Park, she finds Malcolm Bell, an account manager who has paid $60 to hear […]
It had all the trappings of any Washington party thrown by a trade group: free drinks on a swanky rooftop bar with a view of the U.S. Capitol, plenty of networking, and a panel discussion. But the free marijuana handed out to guests at the end of the night was a hint this was something […]