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Congress to block marijuana legalization in DC

Congress to block marijuana legalization in DC

December 10, 2014 AFP Photo / DPA / Oliver Berg / Germany out

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, DC, where a ballot initiative last month received nearly 70-percent support.

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, DC, where a ballot initiative last month received nearly 70-percent support.

The appropriations bill, which needs approval from Congress and the White House to avoid a government shutdown, was posted online late Tuesday with a section that says the legislation”prohibits both federal and local funds from being used to implement a referendum legalizing recreational marijuana use in the District.”

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