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The District got one step closer to legal marijuana today, thanks to a D.C. Board of Elections decision that will put a measure legalizing the drug on November’s ballot.
After months of legal wrangling and often tumultuous signature gathering, the board ruled that the organizers behind the D.C. Cannabis Campaign successfully collected the required 23,780 signatures to make the ballot. The District decriminalized marijuana last month.
If the ballot measure passes, scoring pot could get a lot easier in D.C. The measure would allow people to possess as much as two ounces of pot, grow as many as six cannabis plants in their own own, and give as much as an ounce away. Because of limits on District ballot measures, the initiative won’t legalize selling marijuana.
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