DC Council Sets First Hearing On Legal Weed Sales

The DCist reports:

More than a dozen states across the U.S. have already legalized marijuana sales, and later this fall lawmakers in D.C. will start debating whether to join that group.

The D.C. Council has scheduled a public hearing on Nov. 19 to consider legislation from Chairman Phil Mendelson that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, alongside a separate measure from Mayor Muriel Bowser that would make a number of significant changes to the existing medical marijuana program.

During November’s hearing, it’s likely that lawmakers will focus less on whether to legalize marijuana sales than on how the city should go about doing it.

Read the full article. As noted in the linked piece, congressional Republicans are likely to continue to try thwart the move.