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D.C. Responds to Marijuana Investigation – Hill Blotter

dcogcadmin | March 19, 2015

The District of Columbia government is in the process of responding to a congressional investigation into the enactment and implementation of the voter-passed marijuana legalization initiative.

According to a spokesperson for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the committee staff received a response from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on March 11 outlining the District’s position on the initiative. The committee also received a number of documents, but noted it is only a fraction of the documents it expects to obtain from the D.C. government.

The committee received “some of the documents per our request but we don’t have everything,” spokeswoman Melissa Subbotin told CQ Roll Call. She could not go into detail about the nature of those documents due to the ongoing investigation. Subbotin said the committee and D.C. government are having continuing discussions about what information will be provided.

A Bowser administration official said the response was “a legal brief outlining the District’s position as to the legality of the implementation” of the initiative that legalized marijuana. The official declined to go into detail about the information the mayor’s office provided Congress, and said conversations with committee staff were ongoing. [Read More]