Congress Blocks D.C. Pot Legalization
The budget bill passed by Congress has some buried language meant to stem marijuana legalization in the nation's capital, but a loophole may save it.By Jake Godin | December 13, 2014
Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill might have killed hopes for pot legalization in the nation's capital.
That’s because, tucked away in the 1,600 page document are two small paragraphs preventing any funds from being used to regulate or tax Schedule I substances in D.C. specifically — and that includes marijuana. (Video via The Washington Times)
That's despite the fact that D.C. voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing possession of pot in November. Ballot Initiative 71 passed with 70 percent voting yes. (Video via D.C. Cannabis Campaign)