WASHINGTON — A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate is hoping to have a word with the Republican congressman who wants to block the nation’s capital from liberalizing its marijuana laws.

Councilmember David Catania says he’ll be at Rep. Andy Harris’ office on Friday morning to request a meeting.

Harris, who represents Maryland’s Eastern Shore, attached an amendment to a major spending bill this week that would block the District from implementing its new law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of pot. The decriminalization bill had broad support on the mostly Democratic council, and Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray signed it in March.

Catania, an independent, says the Harris amendment is disrespectful to District residents and their democratic institutions.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

CBSLocal App
Watch Live

Listen Live