Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is the anti-pot crusader who has been working diligently to undermine democracy in the District of Columbia to try to stop local marijuana reform, but he may have accidentally validated arguments that President Obama has the power to easily undo his efforts.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 16, 2014 1:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 24, 2014 2:34 pm|
The people of D.C. voted overwhelmingly in favor of marijuana legalization earlier this month but it might not happen because the 650,000 people in our nation’s capital lack basic democratic rights.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 12, 2014 3:30 pm|
The historic level of Congressional dysfunction this year has indirectly delivered a victory for marijuana legalization efforts in the District of Columbia.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 27, 2014 1:17 pm|
The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 6, 2014 10:53 am|
It’s official: marijuana legalization will be on the local ballot in Washington, D.C. this November. On Wednesday the D.C. Board of Elections ruled that Initiative 71 had enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. In a very short time frame, the DCMJ campaign managed to gather well over the number of signatures necessary. The people [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 14, 2014 12:14 pm|
It is sounds like Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) might be looking for a face saving way out of the political fight he started with the people of D.C. when he tried to interfere with their new marijuana decriminalization bill.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 7, 2014 12:19 pm|
If all goes as planned the citizens of Washington D.C. will be joining the people of Oregon and Alaska in voting on to make possession of marijuana legal this November. On Monday the campaign submitted over 57,000 raw signatures to the Board of Elections to get their initiative on the ballot.
|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: David Dayen Tuesday November 16, 2010 7:00 am|
It’s not that Maryland’s incoming freshman representative Andy Harris doesn’t like government-based health care, it’s that he doesn’t like the U.S. health care system. Neither do I. Maybe a Democrat is a Republican who had to wait a month for open enrollment.