Protests begin as Congress tilts toward upending D.C. law legalizing pot - The Washington PostD.C. officials and activists for marijuana legalization launched a long-shot bid Wednesday to halt a federal budget deal that appeared poised to upend the city’s successful ballot measure last month to legalize the drug.
The day after Congress came to a tentative budget deal that included language intended to block the city’s measure, proponents chanted and marched to Capitol Hill, held a sit-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and promised to keep urging congressional leaders to let the District govern itself.
Could have gone under the War on Drugs, but I felt it should go here. The people of DC, not a state, were overruled in their vote or are about to be overruled. They voted to approve the legalization of marijuana at 70% approval. Now congress will quietly try to ignore and hamstring their voice. They are not a state, so they do not enjoy the same protections we do as citizens of different states.