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Congress Blocks Recreational Marijuana Sales In Washington, D.C.

  • The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General has passed a bill that disallows Cannabis-related businesses from copping up in the nation’s capital.
  •  This includes–for the time being–safe consumption areas, which are also to provide on-the-spot resources and medical care, for people who use intravenous drugs. 

The nation’s capital has a long history of being controlled by federal officials who want different things for the city than local ones.

Congress Blocks Recreational Marijuana Sales In Washington, D.C.
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Cannabis is legal in our nation’s capital. But it could be awhile before Washington, D.C. has pot shops.

The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has passed a bill that continues to block Washington, D.C. from spending money to further legalize cannabis. The measure effectively bars retail marijuana sales from the city. It also adds a new prohibition on using funds to support safe consumption sites for illegal drug users, reports Marijuana Moment.

The powerful subcommittee included the provisions in Fiscal Year 2019 funding legislation approved last week. They’re continuing a long tradition of the GOP-controlled Congress interfering with the ability of District of Columbia officials to set their own cannabis and…

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