by PoP Sponsor April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm 0

By criminal defense attorney Patrick Woolley, who is barred and practices in the state of Virginia, with Price Benowitz LLP.

Non-hallucinogenic medicinal marijuana, or cannabidiol, continues to gain legislative and medical support for its use in combating nausea and pain. Legislators in Virginia are considering a bill that would allow physicians to broadly prescribe cannabidiol (or cannabis oil, as it is commonly known) for any medically-diagnosed condition.

Cannabis oil has gained popularity recently as studies have shown the efficacy of marijuana in pain treatment. As there has been no corresponding increase in support for legalization of marijuana at a federal level, doctors and scientists have attempted to come up with alternative ways of delivering the benefits of marijuana in a form that does not run afoul of current federal laws.

Unfortunately, cannabis oil is considered a “Schedule 1” narcotic by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), meaning that from a federal standpoint, its production and distribution are illegal. However, many producers of cannabis oil claim that their products are derived from the hemp plant, making it legal.

Laws related to the possession, use, production and distribution of marijuana and any of its extracts currently vary from state to state. Several states have completely legalized the use of marijuana. Others still ban it completely, even when only used medicinally. Still others allow medicinal use but not recreational use.

“The state of the law related to marijuana and its derivatives throughout the United States is in an incredible amount of flux,” said Patrick Woolley, a criminal defense attorney in Virginia. “It is incumbent upon individuals who are looking to use cannabis oil or other products to ensure that use and possession of those items will not put them in serious legal jeopardy.”

What does this mean for a Virginia resident seeking to use cannabidiol for medical purposes? Currently, Woolley said, the use of cannabis oil is still illegal, even for medicinal purposes. If the proposed law passes, “the use of cannabis oil with a doctor’s prescription would be legal, but possession without a prescription would still be a crime,” said Woolley. Additionally, possession of any other marijuana derivative, or marijuana itself, would not fall under the protections of this law.

Virginia residents who do avail themselves of any new Virginia law related to cannabis oil should be aware that the legality of something in Virginia does not make it legal everywhere else. If you are traveling to another state or another country, you should make yourself familiar with the possession and use laws of those states and countries, as well as any state or country you may be traveling through. You can still be charged with a crime in another state.

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0

From an email:

Today at 7 PM – 10 PM
Smoke & Barrel
2471 18th St, NW

The Righteous Babes of Bingo are back to host a benefit for Minds Matter DC!

We’re like, totally taking over Smoke & Barrel for a night of bingo, tacos and 90’s nonsense.

Bring Kelly, bring Dylan, and bring some cash for donations!

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-resource families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

To learn more about Minds Matter DC: http://mindsmatterdc.org/

To make a gift: http://mindsmatterdc.org/donate/

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Last night at approximately 9:25pm there were sounds of Gunshots in the Unit block of O Street, Northwest. Four vehicles were struck by bullets. Evidence was recovered and the case will be investigated by the Fifth District Detectives Office. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Fifth District Detectives Office at 202-698-0660 or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Officers will be in the area so feel free to speak with one of them as well.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0

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“Charlotte in LeDroit Park!”

“Ruxin of Shaw wondering when she’ll be able to watch the birds again.”

“This is Amicus of Navy Yard enjoying the snow in Garfield Park!”

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From Councilmember Grosso’s office:

“The following is a statement by Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) on the government shutdown of websites that allowed sex workers to operate with a greater degree of safety than on the streets:

“The latest government attacks on online platforms used by sex workers are directly undermining the safety, health, and human rights of these individuals. I am deeply concerned as I read the reactions of D.C. residents who will be pushed into less safe situations on the streets where they will be subjected to more violence, have decreased ability to negotiate condom use, and encounter greater risk of arrest, making them less likely to contact authorities if they are attacked. In working with communities in D.C. over the past few years to develop better policy approaches to the issue of commercial sex, I have heard far too many personal stories of violence and harm as a result of the criminalized nature of the sex trade. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 8th and Maryland Ave NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1995 / 1br – 800ft2 – Spacious, newly renovated Capitol Hill apartment/Private Deck

Newly renovated 1 BR apartment, over 800 square feet. The kitchen has modern stainless appliances: dishwasher, range, refrigerator, garbage disposal and granite counters. Full size and washer and dryer. (more…)


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