Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser defied congressional Republicans word on Thursday in order to legalize marijuana. The new pot laws went into effect yesterday at 12am, which was followed by a rebuttal from two well known congressman on the republican side that was promptly ignored by Mayor Bowser. Thanks to the new initiative, Washington D.C. residents are able to posses up to two ounces of pot at a time. In addition, those who are 21 years of age can also grow up to six pot plants in their own yards. Even though buying and selling marijuana will still be illegal in the District there is still a wide opportunity for “donations” when gifting marijuana products.
“We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,” Bowser said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
As the latest force stopping the wide-spread legalization of Marijuana throughout the United States that’s about to become a reality, Republicans will always stand in the way. Mayor Bowser stood up to the republicans by speaking out against their comments that she herself can serve jail time for her acts prompting Legalization in DC, refuting them. This has proven to be a monumental day for legalization efforts around the country, our nations capital has officially approved the recreational use of Marijuana and from here on out the steps necessary to make pot legal in other socially oppressed states have been created as an example.
“A lot of reasonable people have a different view of this issue,” she said. “I have a lot of things to do here in the District of Columbia, and me being in jail wouldn’t be a good thing.”