Cox, John Woodrow 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US DC: White House Target Of Pot-Law ProtestSun, 03 Apr 2016
Source:Washington Post (DC) Author:Cox, John Woodrow Area:District of Columbia Lines:50 Added:04/03/2016

The mass of protesters gathered outside the White House couldn't quite wait for 4:20 Saturday afternoon, the pre-planned time they had designated to light their marijuana-packed joints and pipes in protest of the federal laws that prohibit the drug's consumption.

Just past 4: 17, plumes of smoke arose from the crowd of more than 100 people, which was surrounded by officers from the U. S. Park Police, Metropolitan Police and the Secret Service. Still, because the activists remained on the street - owned by the District, which has legalized pot possession- and off the sidewalks-owned by the federal government, which has not - no one was arrested. Just two people were given citations and $25 fines for public consumption. A man who knew the pair said they were confronted by police only after a member of their group accidentally blew smoke in an officer's face.

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2 US DC: Legal Pot in the District Is a Boon for Illegal DealersMon, 18 May 2015
Source:Washington Post (DC) Author:Cox, John Woodrow Area:District of Columbia Lines:237 Added:05/20/2015

Not long ago, a man who had covertly dealt pot in the nation's capital for three decades approached a young political operative at a birthday party in a downtown Washington steakhouse.

He was about to test a fresh marketing strategy to take advantage of the District's peculiar new marijuana law, which allows people to possess and privately consume the drug but provides them no way to legally buy it for recreational use. Those contradictions have created a surge in demand and new opportunities for illicit pot purveyors.

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3 US DC: Budding Pot Moguls Cruise D.C.'s First ExpoSun, 01 Mar 2015
Source:Washington Post (DC) Author:Cox, John Woodrow Area:District of Columbia Lines:176 Added:03/01/2015

In a chandeliered banquet hall not far from the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a man with a Duke MBA and a Wall Street background offered the same sort of tips often given to aspiring entrepreneurs in places like this one: Develop a clear business plan; raise enough capital to weather setbacks; find a niche and own it.

Listening were 150 or so people packed into rows of cushioned red-and-gold chairs at the District's first "Cannabis Academy," an event perfectly timed to capitalize on the rush from the city's newly legalized marijuana-growing marketplace. Butthe stereotypical images of stoner culture-leaf-adorned-Bob Marley flags and smoky photos of piled-high pot-were, by design, nowhere in sight at the Holiday Inn. The crowd, more grayhaired than long-haired, sipped coffee and thumbed through 100-plus page workbooks with categories such as "Legal" and "Accounting & Merchant Services."

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