Norton to Speak at D.C. Marijuana Justice Rally, Tomorrow

Oct 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at D.C. Marijuana Justice’s (DCMJ) rally tomorrow, at noon on the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, about her effort that has gotten the House to remove the prohibition on the District of Columbia using local funds to commercialize recreational marijuana.  Norton has long tried to free the District from the congressional rider that keeps only D.C. from commercializing the sale of marijuana, earn taxes and other revenue, and protect residents from unregulated sale.  Norton said that the House-passed FY 2020 D.C. spending bill does not include any riders, but the Senate Appropriations Committee-passed D.C. spending bill does include the marijuana and abortion riders.  Norton is fighting to remove the riders in the final spending bill.

“It is beyond unreasonable that congressional interference keeps only the District from commercializing recreational marijuana,” Norton said.  “Ten states have successfully done so without the slightest interference from the House or Senate.  I do not intend to leave D.C. with an unregulated market and risks for residents. I will fight until I am able to remove this prohibition.”

WHAT:  Congresswoman Norton speaks at DCMJ rally

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 8th at 12:00 noon

WHERE:  East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building