DC To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Congressional Ban – 16 December 2014

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RT logoDistrict of Columbia officials have indicated they will move forward with marijuana legalization, approved by city voters in November, despite a spending bill passed last week by Congress in which the legislative branch appeared to block the effort.

DC leaders and supportive Democrats in Congress have said the major $1.1 trillion spending bill finally approved by Congress on Saturday contains a loophole that will allow the city’s efforts at legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to continue, but it bars any future attempts at creating a regulatory sales structure in the city.

The part of the spending bill that targeted marijuana legalization in DC stated that funding cannot be used to “enact” – not to “enact or carry out” – laws regarding reduction of drug-possession penalties in the District.

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