According to a new poll, it is likely that voters in Washington D.C.’s November 4 election will pass Initiative 71, a ballot measure that would legalize possession, home cultivation, and the sale of paraphernalia in the nation’s capital. This comes six months after D.C. lawmakers stripped away jail time for possession, making it just a $25 offense. […]

Organizers for Initiative 71, a measure that would fully legalize possession of marijuana in the District, plan to announce this week that they are closing in on 60,000 signatures — a comfortable buffer over the 22,600 needed to ensure the measure qualifies for the November ballot.  The city already has medical marijuana dispensaries and is […]