Obama Backs DC Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Obama Backs DC Vote to Legalize MarijuanaPresident Obama supports legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in the nation’s capital as approved by D.C. voters in a November referendum, the White House says.But he also reluctantly supports and would sign a government funding bill that includes a rider blocking the measure, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Congressional negotiators have quietly tucked into a $1.1 trillion spending deal a provision prohibiting the district from spending money to enact the new policy. …

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