Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) is Congress’s most vocal opponent of legal marijuana, having single-handedly spearheaded a provision blocking legal pot shops in the District of Columbia in 2014.
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When residents of Washington, D.C., legalized recreational marijuana with Initiative 71, they knew there was going to be trouble. Congress has a notorious habit of meddling in the District’s affairs.
Many Americans have actually experienced a government shutdown so the term has a less apocalyptic connotation in 2014. Fortunately, Congress was able to avert a shutdown this year at the 11th hour by signing a massive spending bill that funds the federal government.
When Washington, D.C., approved the legalization of recreational marijuana, they did so with 64 percent of the vote; that’s more than most politicians ever get in an election. By all measures, 64 percent is considered a landslide victory.
The 2014 midterm election was a huge victory for the cannabis industry. Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., passed their respective cannabis reform bills and the inevitability of nationwide legalization became just a little bit more real.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Washington, D.C., joined Alaska and Oregon to legalize recreational marijuana use. It was a perfect trifecta for recreational reform efforts.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Washington, D.C., will likely vote to legalize recreational marijuana. It is the most heavily favored to succeed of the four marijuana ballot initiatives. Yet, as far as the investment community is concerned, this has earned a yawn and a big “So what?”
You have to love a scrappy fighter. The District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical use in 2010. In March 2014, the DC City Council moved to decriminalize private recreational use. On June 25, 2014, House Republicans moved to block funding for that law.