DC Mayor Says City “Exploring” Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

This morning on Meet the Press, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city will “explore every option” in regards to getting Initiative 71 enforced in the city. Initiative 71, which would have permitted the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, was passed with overwhelming support on Election Day, yet was blocked by Congress. Bowser had previously been against legalized marijuana, but has since changed her position to align with the will of the voters of the District of Columbia.

Bowser also said that she intends on “forging a path” for increased autonomy in the District of Columbia.