Congress considering whether to block D.C. law approved by voters

12/4/14–Key House Republicans are mounting a serious effort to block the new Washington, D.C. law approved by voters last months to allow the growing and possession of marijuana in the nation’s capital city. According to several media accounts, House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers is demanding that it include a provision blocking D.C. from using local funds to implement the new marijuana law. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., one of the House’s chief supporters of legalizing marijuana has joined with Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton in urging Congress not to interfere with the law. Read