Pelosi Statement Supporting the District of Columbia’s Authority to Implement Initiative 71

Feb 25, 2015
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in support of the District of Columbia’s legal authority to implement its marijuana legalization initiative on Thursday:

“Last November, the citizens of the District of Columbia exercised their democratic rights and overwhelmingly voted to approve Initiative 71.

“I concur with the legal analysis of the District of Columbia and other Congressional leaders that the Omnibus spending bill passed in December does not repeal or block the implementation of this initiative.  I said this in December, and reiterated my views in a meeting with Mayor Bowser earlier this month.

“It is very troubling that Republicans would threaten elected District officials for implementing the measure resoundingly passed by the District of Columbia’s voters.“

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