Drug Law

D.C. Moves One Step Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

| by Marijuana Policy Project

Thursday night, MPP’s allies in the U.S. House of Representatives took a big step toward protecting medical marijuana patients in the District of Columbia.

For ten years, the D.C. spending bill has included an amendment that prevents the city from implementing a voter-approved medical marijuana initiative.

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Last night, the House passed the 2010 version of the bill, wiping out the provision blocking medical marijuana.

This is a major step and likely signals ultimate victory for advocates in D.C. The spending bill will need to move through the remainder of the legislative process and be signed into law by President Obama before any changes will take effect.

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