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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 12:17 AM

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/councilman-introduce-bill-legalizing-marijuana-article-1.1450972

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.


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RainDog Sep 2013 OP
Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #1
RainDog Sep 2013 #2
Chathamization Sep 2013 #3
RainDog Sep 2013 #4

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2013, 01:18 AM

1. Heavens! What would George Washington think? Or Thomas Jefferson?

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2013, 01:24 AM

2. omg. love it!

thanks for this one.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 03:53 PM

3. David Grosso's good on a few issues

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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Response to Chathamization (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 12:22 AM

4. Yes. I assume this is the start of a process

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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