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As of 12:01 today, it now legal to light a joint in DC.

From the Washington Post:

Flanked by members of the D.C. Council and the city’s top lawyer, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced on live television Wednesday that marijuana possession will become legal in the District at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

“We believe that we’re acting lawfully,” Bowser said, offering a direct retort to House Republicans who late Tuesday urged the mayor — and even threatened prison time — to reconsider moving forward with legalization.

“I have a lot of things to do in the District of Columbia,” Bowser said. “Me being in jail wouldn’t be a good thing.”

Read more at the Washington Post.


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