D.C. Council sets up hearings on marijuana regulation

TMR-dc council hearings1/19/15–The D.C. Council is pursuing a regulatory scheme for the sale and taxation of marijuana, online scheduling hearings on proposed legislation that flies in the face of congressional attempts to prevent the District from loosening its drug laws. City officials say council committees expect to begin hearings on the bill in early February — a move that will gauge how far D.C. lawmakers are willing to challenge Congress on the issue. Read