Congresswoman Norton Says, “It is past time for Congress to catch up with the American people and the states on marijuana.”

Congresswoman Norton Says, “It is past time for Congress to catch up with the American people and the states on marijuana.”
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Here’s her press release Norton Remarks at National Cannabis Festival Emphasize Progress Apr 26, 2022  Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) spoke at the National Cannabis Festival last weekend, detailing how Congress’s power over the District of Columbia’s local affairs allowed Republicans to impose a rider prohibiting D.C. from spending its local funds on recreational marijuana commercialization. Norton noted her disappointment that, despite President Biden’s strong support for D.C. statehood, his budgets for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 proposed maintaining the rider. In addition, Norton discussed her bill that would allow marijuana in public housing in jurisdictions where marijuana is legal. “The American people support marijuana legalization, and we continue to make progress on marijuana legalization in the states, but Congress, particularly the Senate, continues to block progress on marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia and nationally,” Norton said. “It is past time for Congress to catch up with the American people and the states on marijuana.” Norton’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow.   Remarks of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton 6th Annual National Cannabis Festival April 23, 2022             I am pleased to speak with you at the sixth annual National Cannabis Festival and Rock the Vote event. While the American people support marijuana legalization, and we continue to make progress on marijuana legalization in the states, Congress, particularly the Senate, continues to block progress on marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia and nationally.  It is past time for Congress to catch up with the American people and the states on marijuana. Until the District of Columbia has statehood, Congress will control D.C.’s local affairs. Since 2014, Congress has used its undemocratic power over D.C. to block D.C. from spending its local funds to commercialize adult-use marijuana. D.C. has legalized the possession of adult-use marijuana,…

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