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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 12:17 AM Sep 2013

D.C. Councilman to introduce mj legalization Sept. 17th


D.C. councilman David Grosso plans to introduce legislation Sept. 17 that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the city — with a dance with Mary Jane possibly replacing the played-out Potomac two-step.

"If we're going to have alcohol legal in this country, I don't see any reason why we couldn't have marijuana legal," Grosso said — bluntly.

The bill will outline a plan for regulating and taxing marijuana sales and create licensing requirements for the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, Grosso told The Washington Times.

Grosso, who is still working on the bill, thinks a few attempts might be needed before the legislation passes, but hopes this first round will spark a debate.

Here we go...

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D.C. Councilman to introduce mj legalization Sept. 17th (Original Post) RainDog Sep 2013 OP
Heavens! What would George Washington think? Or Thomas Jefferson? Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #1
omg. love it! RainDog Sep 2013 #2
David Grosso's good on a few issues Chathamization Sep 2013 #3
Yes. I assume this is the start of a process RainDog Sep 2013 #4


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3. David Grosso's good on a few issues
Sat Sep 14, 2013, 03:53 PM
Sep 2013

I don't agree with all of his positions, but he's also been good about pushing public financing of campaigns and supporting living wages. He was also attacked by his opponent during the last election for having been arrested for possession (small amount of marijuana) 20 years ago.

As it says, I doubt the bill will pass this time around, but it's a good way to get the ball rolling.


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4. Yes. I assume this is the start of a process
Sun Sep 15, 2013, 12:22 AM
Sep 2013

The process itself will make it possible to talk about this issue within earshot of those who continue to hold Americans hostage to Nixon's paranoia.

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