On Monday the White House issued a veto threat against H.R. 5016, the appropriations bill which contains the amendment from Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to prevent D.C. from spending money on marijuana decriminalization or legalization. President Obama opposes the underlying bill for several reasons laid out in the statement but did specifically mention the Harris amendment as one.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 15, 2014 9:51 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 3, 2014 9:00 am|
The people of Washington D.C. have no democratic power so they are forced to try to use their economic power to protect the basic freedoms all other Americans take for granted. That is why D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and the group D.C. Votes are urging people to boycott Maryland’s Eastern Shore if you believe in the most basic principles of democracy.
|By: patrick devlin Saturday June 28, 2014 8:33 am|
A republican end-around to derail cannabis decriminalization in Washington DC seems to have backfired. A neo-prohibitionist lawmaker who sponsored a bill to remove funds from DC that it might have spent to carry out the decriminalization effort inadvertently created a situation where cannabis could be technically legal in our nation’s capital.
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 27, 2014 1:34 pm|
It is tough to know if you should despise Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) more for wanting to strip a group of Americans citizens (who are predominately African-American) of their basic democratic rights or because he is just bad at his job.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday June 25, 2014 4:52 am|
Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) has announced he will attempt to block Washington DC from implementing the marijuana law recently passed by the DC City Council and signed by DC Mayor Vincent Gray, which lowers the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana to a misdemeanor.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:26 pm|
An effort to legalize the limited possession and growth of marijuana in the nation’s capital has overcoming a significant legal hurdle Tuesday. After lengthy deliberation the District of Columbia Board of Elections ruled the initiative was a “proper subject” under the rules governing D.C.’s initiative process. From the board: The District of Columbia Board of [...]
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 24, 2013 11:50 am|
In DC, it’s been a hell of a year. DC residents are enjoying a personal income boom thanks to the kind of patronage found in the Ryan-Murray budget. Special interests are getting rich off of near endless taxpayer money.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday October 10, 2013 1:05 pm|
At this point it’s not a secret, the 113th United States Congress has a remarkable aptitude for perpetually sucking at life and people are noticing and talking back.
Fuck you Congress.
|By: Alvin McEwen Thursday August 1, 2013 4:45 pm|
From Right-Wing Watch:
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 30, 2013 11:19 am|
This is a powerful symbol of how even as the DOJ stubbornly refuses to simply reschedule the plan, on a practical and popular level it has completely lost the fight against medical marijuana. It is well past time Attorney General Eric Holder ended this legal absurdity by acknowledging marijuana’s proven medical value and rescheduling it.