Initiative 71 Authors Urge DC Council to Include Cottage Industry Licenses


<![CDATA[WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – The District of Columbia Marijuana Justice (DCMJ) will present a carefully vetted amendment to the D.C. Council at a public hearing Friday. The amendment’s focus is on opening D.C. farmers’ markets to adult-use cannabis sales and licensing sales by D.C. craft cultivators and cottage industry entrepreneurs."Combining criminal justice reforms and economic innovation, the amendment would guarantee D.C. implements a profitable, equitable, affordable and transparent system of adult-use cannabis sales, testing and cultivation," said Nikolas Schiller, Cottage Industry Amendment author and Initiative 71 co-author.The amendment establishes a "Cottage Industry License" for adult residents and a "Farmers Market Endorsement" license that would allow sales by local craft cultivators and entrepreneurs, molding social equity and decriminalization into a new, necessary and innovative revenue stream. The amendment includes enforceable rules and regulations for anyone issued either license.The amendment states, "A cottage industry license shall authorize the licensee to grow and produce medicinal and/or recreational marijuana within their residence for sale and delivery at wholesale directly to manufacturers, testing facilities, retailers and farmers markets."The amendment continues, "A Farmers Market Endorsement is a license issued to Cottage Industry Licensees or Micro Business Licensees that authorizes the licensee to sell the cannabis at Farmers Markets in the District of Columbia."Click here for the complete amendment. "The intent and spirit of Initiative-71, which D.C. voters approved seven years ago, was from the start to decriminalize the plant in D.C., end to the persecution of local cannabis users, and establish a system of equitable, safe, affordable and all-inclusive cannabis commerce, from micro-sales to dispensaries," said Adam Eidinger, the proposer of Initiative 71 and co-founder of cannabis advocacy and educational group DCMJ."We have an obligation to implement a system that does not shut out any cannabis entrepreneur, who wants to make an income, will abide…

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