D.C. City Council Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Published May 5, 2010


WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress could be getting a little out of joint -- over a Washington, D.C. pot law.

The D.C. Council has passed a measure to legalize medical marijuana in the nation's capital. The bill now goes to Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty.

If Fenty signs the bill as expected, Congress would have 30 days to review before it becomes law. In 1998, Washington voters approved a medicinal marijuana ballot measure.

But Congress blocked the initiative from taking effect for years. The proposal would allow patients to have up to two ounces of pot per month, with a doctor's recommendation.

 

Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P>

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