White House Backs Legal Marijuana in DC

Josh Earnest says 'Congress should not get in the way' of voters' decision to legalize pot in DC.
1:34 | 12/11/14

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Another one of the riders he did not mention is it. Basically on does what. Voters in answer to Columbia voted for which was legalizing marijuana what's the White House position. On the fact that congress through this bill would be basically. On doing it democratic. Action democratic will people just look just that. Oh it's your. As a general matter to be hard for me to take a position every single right this a pretty big one. I don't bears talk about it just prevails I want to ask about any other so okay this. The funeral honored on this one we what I can tell you is that this administration has been a strong supporter of the District of Columbia in ski. And it's an indication that. We do not believe that congress should spend a lot of time and interfering with the the ability of the citizens of the District of Columbia. Make decisions. Are related to. How they should govern their community. And this was they've. Specific. A referendum I believe goes on on the last ballot. Unions and we do believe that this kind of congressional interference. Does interfere with this home rule principles which the present strong support so effectively the president's position on this is that. Because the team that people mr. Columbia voted to legalize marijuana. Congress should not getting away. That should go through which because I want these the president believes that on principle that the district that that. That members of congress should be interfering in this way.

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