Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Emerson Effort to Ban Pot in DC Fails


An amendment by Rep. Jo Ann Emerson to ban a Washington D.C. medical marijuana initiative failed by a voice vote Tuesday.

According to the Washington City Paper City Desk: "The D.C. budget made it out of its appropriations subcommittee without the so-called Barr amendment—a rider, first introduced by Georgia Republican Bob Barr, which has graced the District budget since 1998. But this evening Missouri Republican Jo Ann Emerson attempted to put it back on."

"After a short debate, with Jim Moran (D-Va.) standing up to defend District home rule, the Emerson measure failed by a voice vote. The bill still has to survive the House floor, Senate consideration, and conference committee," wrote the paper.


1 comment:

Kelly said...

Of course it failed. American's have started to realize the sham of marijuana prohibition is sinking and outdated, ideological dinosaurs like Emerson are jumping ship like the rats they are.