|The insurgents want DC mayor Muriel Bowser locked up for advocating weed in her town.|
Two insurgent lawmakers are pissed that District of Columbia residents passed a legislation allowing marijuana use in the nation's capital.
The District of Columbia and Alaska joins Colorado and Washington as places where you can light up some ounces of weed. The marijuana is legal in three and one federal district now.
Some lawmakers aren't keen on it. DC is technically ran by Congress. They control the spending and ordinances in the district.
Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Andy Harris (R-MD) have threatened to take Washington, DC Mayor to the federal time out for advocating it.
|Insurgent lawmaker Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)|
City officials, including Attorney General Karl Racine, argue that the rider doesn’t actually bar them from implementing Initiative 71, because the ballot measure was already certified by the time Congress voted. According to their interpretation, the rider does prevent the District from loosing drug laws any further. Based on this understanding, the City council canceled a hearing on taxing and regulating marijuana earlier in February, after Racine warned that council members and their staff could face fines and jail time if they took part.