These are heady times if you’re an elected official in D.C.
Now that Democrats have taken back control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the District’s path to fully legalized recreational marijuana could be clearing. Several local elected officials have indicated that regulating recreational weed is a priority.
During a post-Election Day press conference, Mayor Muriel Bowser expressed her commitment to establishing a regulatory scheme for legalized marijuana at the beginning of 2019. In a news release, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, fresh off her reelection victory, also pointed to “recreational marijuana commercialization” as one of the two major areas where Congress has ignored the will of D.C. voters and the Council.