D.C. Council Chair Rips Congress For Maintaining Ban On Weed Sales

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When Senate Democrats introduced an appropriations bill in the fall that did not include the rider, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser applauded the exclusion. A top Washington, D.C. lawmaker is unhappy with Capitol Hill after Congressional leaders last week decided against removing a ban on recreational cannabis sales in the nation’s capital. After initial signals from Congressional Democrats that they were prepared to remove the Harris Rider, it was still included in the $1.5 trillion spending bill that passed last Thursday. We look forward to working with them to finally bring this injustice to a close and ensure D.C. residents’ voice and vote are respected,” Adesuyi added. Phil Mendelson, the chair of the D.C. City Council, said quite simply that “Congress needs to step out of this.” “It perpetuates the current lawless situation in the city,” Mendselon said, as quoted by local news outlet WTOP. But therein lies the rub.

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A top Washington, D.C. lawmaker is unhappy with Capitol Hill after Congressional leaders last week decided against removing a ban on recreational cannabis sales in the nation’s capital.

Phil Mendelson, the chair of the D.C. City Council, said quite simply that “Congress needs to step out of this.”

“It perpetuates the current lawless situation in the city,” Mendselon said, as...

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