Marijuana Foes Agree: Pot Research Is Needed

“Our amendment shows members of Congress with widely varying views on marijuana policy are united in support of building a robust body of scientific information on medical marijuana," said Blumenauer, whose state recently legalized recreational use of the drug.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: An unlikely pair of lawmakers is seeking to promote government research of marijuana. Reps. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) — who stand on opposite sides of the legalization debate — are co-sponsoring an amendment that would help scientists study medical marijuana. “Our amendment shows members of Congress with widely varying views Read the full article…

White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States’ Rights Issue

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) a "tyrant" for meddling in the District's governing process with the amendment, pointing out that Maryland just voted to decriminalize marijuana possession.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using local funds to decriminalize marijuana possession. The GOP-sponsored House amendment would prevent D.C. “from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again undermines the principles Read the full article…

White House Threatens to Veto Bill That Would Kill D.C.’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law

The White House threatened to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which would effectively quash D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The White House threatened Monday to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which contains a buried amendment that would effectively quash D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization bill. In June, Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, tacked on an amendment to the larger appropriations bill that said D.C. could not use any of Read the full article…

House Committee Passes ‘Rider’ To Halt Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C.

The White House threatened to veto the 2015 House appropriations bill,  which would effectively quash D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A Republican-led congressional committee voted Wednesday to block implementation of legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation’s capital. The move came in the form of an amendment to a major spending bill and was sponsored by Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland Republican, who argued that marijuana use can Read the full article…