The Washington Times reported on Tuesday that cannabis advocates in the District of Columbia have turned in enough signatures to put a retail cannabis initiative on the ballot in November. The D.C. Board of Elections requires 22,500 valid signatures for a ballot initiative; organizer Adam Eidinger brought 57,000 signatures to the Board on Monday.
It’s unclear; however, if the initiative will make a difference with an amendment attached to a major funding bill in Congress trumping the will of the people, if adopted. The amendment precludes lawmakers in the District from reducing penalties related to “recreational” cannabis.