Key GOP Congressman Says Washington, D.C. Should Be Able To Legalize Marijuana Sales Without Federal Interference

“We’re looking at everything. We’ve got our policy people looking”

A top GOP federal lawmaker says that if Washington, D.C. wants to legalize marijuana sales, it should be allowed to do so without congressional interference.

Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, said on Wednesday that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) raised the congressional rider blocking her District from enacting a commercial cannabis market during a meeting focused on local crime issues.

“We’re looking at everything. We’ve got our policy people looking at that,” Comer said, adding that Bowser previously called his attention to the marijuana sales blockade during a hearing in his committee in May.

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