/ Feb 26, 2015

U.S. capital legalizes pot despite threats from Congress

The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the ...

Pot in D.C. going legal despite congressional opposition

/ Feb 26, 2015

Pot in D.C. going legal despite congressional opposition

Legalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia will go ahead early on Thursday despite a warning from congressional officials that the new standards are unlawful, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. She noted that voters in the U.S. capital last year overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71, ...