Norton Says Trump Support For States To Pursue Marijuana Policies Without Federal Interference Feeds Her Efforts To Remove D.C. Marijuana Rider


Norton Says Trump Support for States to Pursue Marijuana Policies Without Federal Interference Feeds Her Efforts to Remove D.C. Marijuana Rider

Apr 17, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that she will use President Trump’s recent support for respecting state policies regulating marijuana to give a boost to her efforts to remove the congressional rider that bars the District of Columbia from spending its local funds on commercializing recreational marijuana.  Norton has been fighting to remove this anti-home-rule rider, which was first attached to D.C.’s appropriations bill by Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) after D.C. voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum (Initiative 71) in 2014 to legalize recreational marijuana.  The Harris rider has been included in annual …

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