D.C. Councilman Pushes Marijuana Legalization, Predicts Congress Would Allow It

Magazines on marijuana are seen in the weGrow cultivation supply store on March 30, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Councilman David Grosso is proposing bills to legalize marijuana in D.C. and to seal the criminal records of all nonviolent marijuana cases.

The first medical marijuana stores opened in Washington, D.C., less than two months ago, but the D.C. Council is already considering legalizing the drug.

At-large Councilman David Grosso, an independent, introduced legislation Tuesday to legalize marijuana possession and consumption for adults over 21.

“Most people understand the role that marijuana has played in our community: Unlike what was touted for years during the ‘War on Drugs’ that it’s a gateway drug, really all marijuana’s been is a gateway to arrest and a lifetime of struggling with the justice system,” he says.

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