D.C. Legalizes Marijuana Despite Threats From Congress

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Possessing small amounts of marijuana is now legal in the nation’s capital, even after some members of Congress threatened prison time for D.C. Council members.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials issued a response to Capitol Hill during a briefing Wednesday afternoon, saying the city would move forward with the law.

Bowser said the city and Republicans in Congress disagree about whether the city is allowed to legalize pot but those legal differences can be resolved without either side bullying or threatening the other.

“We believe that we are acting lawfully,” Bowser said.


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