The two paragraphs derailing D.C.’s pot plan

The two paragraphs derailing D.C.’s pot plan

By The Washington Post December 10 at 1:50 PM

Two paragraphs tucked into the 1,600-page federal budget agreement released Tuesday night would preclude D.C. from enacting any measures weakening federal drug laws in the District.

The language sought by conservative House Republicans appeared likely to suspend the will of D.C. voters who passed marijuana legalization last month by a margin of more than 2 to 1. It also seemed certain to keep D.C. lawmakers from taking the next step of setting up a regulatory system to sell and tax marijuana legally.

Here are the two paragraphs as they appear on pages 660 and 661 that are poised to derail D.C.’s pot initiative:

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