Marijuana Moment report..
The mayor of Washington, D.C. says local officials are prepared to move forward with implementing a legal system of recreational marijuana sales in the nation’s capital just as soon as they can get over the final “hurdle” of congressional interference.
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced a cannabis commerce bill in February—and members of the District Council are now considering that as well as a separate proposal put forward by Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) last month.
In an interview on WAMU’s Politics Hour on Friday, Bowser was asked about the competing pieces of legislation and said “I think we’re ready from our end.”
“We have a tax-and-regulates scheme. We’ve prepared our alcohol and beverage office to be prepared to implement regulation,” she said. “And we have to we have to get the hurdle of Congress out of the way.”
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