D.C. Voters To Consider Legalizing Pot Tuesday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Andre Murphy had hit rock bottom.

After years of escalating drug use and a couple of overdoses that nearly killed him, a robbery conviction landed him in prison. Along the way, his habits had ruined family relationships and prevented him from holding a job.

Twenty-two years later, the native Washingtonian remains clean, not having used drugs since the day he walked free.

Murphy now owns a business, and in what free time he has, he volunteers with more than a handful of social service programs.

He’s also dead set against Initiative Measure 71, which would legalize possession of marijuana for personal use in the District.



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