Mayor Bowser: Congress Acted Too Late to Stop D.C. Marijuana Law

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D.C. will go ahead with its move to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the next few weeks, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday.

She said she agrees with the D.C. Council that Congress acted too late last year to stop the city law that was overwhelmingly approved by D.C. voters.

“It's my view that the ballot initiative changed the law,” she said.

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“We'll work with the chief of police to make sure we have very clear guidance to our police officers," she added.

House Republicans say Congress's vote barred any further spending on the marijuana law.

It's not clear what action, if any, Congress intends to take against the city if it goes ahead with its plan.

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