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Your Home Should Be A Safe Space!

By mike flugennockTuesday - October 10th, 2017Categories: DC Local, Health Care, liberty

Despite the personal possession and use of cannabis being legal in DC, residents of Federally-subsidized Section 8 public housing are prohibited from smoking in their homes. Because Congress prohibits DC from enacting Tax’n'Regulate and the DC government prohibits public consumption in bars and clubs, folks in Section 8 have the choice of risking immediate eviction and possible imprisonment by smoking in their homes, or smoking on the street and risking arrest for smoking in public, like this poor working-class slob.

It’s no wonder Section 8 is often referred to as “prison you pay rent for”.

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Section 8 Smoker: The Sequel

By mike flugennockSunday - August 20th, 2017Categories: DC Local, liberty

When we last left our hero, he was being busted for public smoking because the District Of Columbia was prevented by Congress from taxing and regulating cannabis, and because public communal consumption is banned in places like bars, caf├ęs, or nightclubs.

Now, let’s rewind a bit and follow a different “fork” in the plot, here:

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Section 8 Smoker

By mike flugennockThursday - July 27th, 2017Categories: DC Local, Economy, Health Care, liberty

While it’s been legal to possess and consume cannabis in DC since February of 2015, citizens here can still only do it in their private homes, which leaves many rental housing residents — particularly tenants in Federally-subsidized Section 8 public housing — in a rough spot.

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