Hold Your Fire! GOP Threatens To Un-Legalize Weed In D.C.
[su_right_ad]Many Washington D.C. residents were elated at the news that marijuana was legalized in the nation’s capital. But Republicans, never one to bend to the will of voters, are saying not so fast for those freedom loving tokers.
Among the first in line to make a federal case out of D.C.’s marijuana initiative will be Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), a congressman ranked by Drug Policy Action as one of three “2014 Drug Policy Extremists,” who warned even before the ballot initiative’s passage that, “If legalization passes, I will consider using all resources available to a member of Congress to stop this action.”
Supporters of legalization and those who simply respect election results are already mobilizing for the battle to smoke mad trees in Washington D.C.
The District is ready for the fight. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) issued a statement after the vote warning, “opponents who meddle with D.C.’s new marijuana legalization law will get the fight of their lives” — although Norton doesn’t have full voting power in Congress as a representative of the District of Columbia, while her opponents from actual states do. [su_csky_ad]