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July 31, 2015

Congress May Overturn D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization, Norton Warns

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The District’s effort to decriminalize marijuana may be facing its first challenge from Congress.

In May, a House Oversight and Government Reform panel will convene for a hearing focused on the local legislation, according to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. In a statement, she called it “inappropriate” to hold a hearing on the local marijuana laws of only one jurisdiction “when 18 states have decriminalized marijuana, 21 states have legalized medical marijuana and two states have legalized marijuana.”

Congress should instead be examining how the Justice Department will enforce the federal prohibition on marijuana in those jurisdictions, she suggested, or examining whether the federal marijuana prohibition preempts such local laws.

An Oversight Committee spokesperson indicated in a statement to CQ Roll Call that the hearing aligns with its ongoing attempt to examine the tension between federal laws against marijuana use and distribution with local laws in places like Colorado.

“Though there are many parallels to the situation in states like Colorado, the District of Columbia utilizes the Federal Court systems for prosecuting many offenses and an array of law enforcement agencies maintain a significant presence due to the foot print of the Federal government in our nation’s capital,” said committee spokesperson Becca Glover Watkins in an email.

“How will these agencies enforce the law?” she continued. “The Committee continues to examine these unique factors as part of its broader examination of tension between federal and local marijuana laws in many jurisdictions.”

Norton plans to testify on behalf of the District’s decriminalization bill, which she calls a victory for racial justice, citing the city’s disproportionate marijuana arrest rate among African American men and boys.

In a departure from standard committee procedure, she will also join members of the subcommittee in questioning the witnesses.

More details on timing and witnesses were not yet available. Members of Congress have thus far been coy on whether or not they plan to try to overturn the local law.

Like all D.C. Council legislation that impacts the criminal code, after being signed by Mayor Vincent Gray the bill is subject to a 60-day review period by Congress.

It would drop the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana from a criminal offense, which carries up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, down to a civil offense with a fine of $25. It’s the smallest monetary fine of any of the states that have decriminalized the drug, outside of Alaska. It would also reduce the maximum penalty for smoking marijuana from a $1,000 fine and six months in jail, down to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Production, sale, and possession of over an ounce would remain a criminal offense.

Norton will formally announce her plans to testify on Tuesday evening, during a Drug Policy Alliance reception celebrating the passage of the marijuana decriminalization legislation.

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  1. JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    April 23, 2014
    6 a.m.

    Norton got nothing better to do, like get a real job !

    • Jose

      April 24, 2014
      6:52 p.m.

      She doesn’t need to do anything. Obama will be tarred and feathered if he signs it. Without a signature, it’s DOA.

    • Stephen Barlow

      April 24, 2014
      7:02 p.m.

      If she were allowed to vote on the voice of the Federal Citizen of the District, she would VOTE!

    • angilas04

      May 7, 2014
      5:51 a.m.

      you mean fighting for dc statehood and against laws which unfairly target blacks at a rate of 8 times that of whites is not a real job? If not, what, pray tell, do you do?

  2. Jack Everett

    April 23, 2014
    6:10 a.m.

    I’m sure congress has lots of time to waste on this nonsense but no time to do anything for the millions of unemployed workers. Nothing like keeping away from all the issues that matter.

    • Jose

      April 24, 2014
      6:55 p.m.

      After they waste time, Obama won’t overturn the law with his signature. If he did he would have a lot of very angry Americans.

  3. Stephen Barlow

    April 23, 2014
    6:29 a.m.

    Let the SMALLER, CHEAPER Government geniuses explain WHY they NEED to spend MORE tax payer dollars JAILING more taxpayers when 60% of TAXPAYERS wanna smoke pot AND drink beer.

    • Jose

      April 24, 2014
      4:35 p.m.

      Because the GOP are really for bigger government and less individual responsibility not to mention enemies when it comes to pursuit of happiness.

      • Stephen Barlow

        April 24, 2014
        7:01 p.m.

        Animal Farm by George Orwell comes to life in a RED State near you.

  4. darthgidget

    April 23, 2014
    9:43 a.m.

    I guess she forgot that part of the Constitution that says DC is a federal city- the only one- which places all of its laws under the jurisdiction of Congress. Those other cities belong to the states .

    • Jose

      April 24, 2014
      6:53 p.m.

      And the Republicans forgot that they are going to need Obama’s signature. Ha ha!

  5. John "Bear" Radell

    April 23, 2014
    12:59 p.m.

    It is so wrong. This plant is harmless and saves lives. I am living proof, they can go pee up a rope. Regardless of the law I will grow it, eat it, smoke it for the remainder of my life. I will never again allow Pharma into my body. They can have the plant when they pull it from my dead vet hands. Until then, back off.

  6. Traid Domon

    April 24, 2014
    1:10 a.m.

    Whoever it was on here that recommended the website Traders Superstore I want to say thanks. You are right they have been very helpful to me in learning to trade. I now have hope that I can quit my job and trade full-time. Trading is not as hard as I thought it was but it helps to learn from the right place.

  7. Jose

    April 24, 2014
    11:08 a.m.

    Let’s hope we will be at war with Russia and the hearing is cancelled. If the law is overturned, then DC will move for statehood and tell the Feds to take a hike like many other states have done.

  8. Immortal Illumined

    April 24, 2014
    11:27 a.m.

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

  9. Jose

    April 24, 2014
    11:59 a.m.

    Congress should convene to remove marijuana from Schedule I. It is utterly fraudulent to say it has no medical use.

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    Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

    Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793?itool=Email.EmailReport.Pubmed_ReportSelector.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=6

    Targeting CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat
    malignant lymphoblastic disease

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    Cannabis Treatment in Leukemia

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15978942

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16139274

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14692532

    Cannabinoids and the immune system.

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12052046

    Cannibas partially/fully induced cell death in Cancer

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    Cannabis treatment of translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19509271

    Cannabis Induces apoptosis of uterine cervix cancer cells

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15047233

    Cannabis treatment in lymphoma

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18546271

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16936228

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16337199

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    Cannabis kills cancer cells

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818634

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    Cannabis regulator of Neural Cell Development

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16787257

    Cannabis treatment of Melanoma

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065222

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    Cannabis treatment in Colon Cancer

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18454173

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    Cannabis Cures Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers

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    Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy and anti-tumour properties.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20925645

    Cannabis Cures Brain Cancer

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    Cannabis Cures Mouth and Throat Cancer

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    Cannabis Cures Lung Cancer

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    Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

    Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793?itool=Email.EmailReport.Pubmed_ReportSelector.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=6

    Targeting CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat
    malignant lymphoblastic disease

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115947

    marijuana kills cancer cells

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16835997

    http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4

    Cannabis Treatment in Leukemia

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16571653

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19889794

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15361550

    Cannabis treatment of translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19509271

    Cannabis Induces apoptosis of uterine cervix cancer cells

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15047233

    Cannabis treatment in lymphoma

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18546271

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16936228

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16337199

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19609004

    Cannabis kills cancer cells

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818634

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12648025

    Cannabis regulator of Neural Cell Development

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16787257

    Cannabis treatment of Melanoma

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    Cannabis treatment for Thyroid Carcinoma

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    Cannabis treatment in Colon Cancer

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19047095

    Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536

    Cannabinoids in health and disease

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18286801

    Cannabis a neuroprotective after brain injury

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    Cannabis inhibits Cancer Cell Invasion

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  10. Jose

    April 24, 2014
    4:25 p.m.

    Congress may overturn it but Obama would have to sign it. If Obama did sign it, he would become the scourge of the nation for well over half of all Americans.

  11. Evergreen Fields

    April 24, 2014
    5:29 p.m.

    While our mind’s advance is part and parcel of the advance of our civilization, it is civilization’s condition at any point in time that largely determines the range of our choices and actions.

  12. Bozeman

    April 25, 2014
    10:46 a.m.

    Not to be mistaken with a rigid laissez-faire approach, the liberty school insists upon working to unleash the proven forces of competition.

  13. G26

    April 26, 2014
    6:37 p.m.

    Where we are subjugated by central planners, we are restricted to those actions that offer predictable results to those doing the planning.

  14. Jose

    May 1, 2014
    8:24 a.m.

    We can be very thankful that Romney isn’t president because we know he would sign it to have decriminalization overturned.

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