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Law Puts US Capital at Heart of Legalized Marijuana Debate

The debate over the legalization of marijuana in the United States is now centering on the nation’s capital — both in the halls of Congress and on the streets surrounding it. District of Columbia residents voted last November to legalize the drug, but Congress put language in its budget to block funding for its regulation, setting up a host of challenges. Despite the congressional move, the new D.C. law, which took effect on Thursday, allows anyone over 21 to possess up to 2 ounces (56...

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