Despite the objection of the House’s Repugnant Republicans, Washington DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, implement a new law allowing citizens of Washington, DC to smoke marijuana.
“We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,” Bowser said.
Like the “ganja law” in Jamaica, the new DC law will allow residents to have up to two ounces of marijuana. Unlike Jamaica, however, citizens cannot be ticketed for the possession of two ounces.
Residents have to be at least 21 years of age. Buying and selling marijuana will still be illegal, however, up to an ounce of marijuana could be traded for something else, just not money.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, said in a letter Tuesday that the city would be violating a spate of federal laws if it went forward with Bowser’s plan to implement the new pro-pot measure.
“We strongly suggest you reconsider your position,” the two wrote to Bowser; while, in a thinly veiled suggestion that there would be consequences for ignoring them, pointing to House rules that give Chaffetz’s panel broad investigative authority.
It has been a very big week for weed. Giuliana Rancic said that Zedanya smell like weed, which although that’s a beautiful thing she had to apologize. Then weed was decriminalized in the home of the best high grade weed, Jamaica. Now weed is legalize in the Nation’s Capital; Washington, DC.
Revolution is in the air.