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Lawmaker Warns DC Mayor of Jail Time Over Pot Law

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said a voter-approved measure legalizing marijuana would take effect Thursday, despite warnings from some in Congress that the city would be breaking federal law. Voters passed the marijuana law in November. It legalizes possessing and smoking in private a fifth of a kilogram of pot. It also legalizes growing small amounts of the plant. Buying, selling and smoking in public still would be against the law. The District of Columbia joins Alaska,...

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