A.M. Links: Congress Blocks D.C. Pot Decriminalization, Google Starts Disappearing Search Results, Bad News for Craft Brewers


  • House Republicans are determined to keep D.C. residents going to jail for minor pot offenses, voting Wednesday to block funding for a new district decriminalization law. A spokesman for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said the city would proceed with implementing the law anyway. 

  • A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 against Utah's same-sex marriage ban, moving the battle a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. 
  • Americans' newfound love for super hoppy IPAs is leading to a serious hops shortage that's driving up prices and worrying craft brewers.
  • Reefer madness is declining globally, according to a new report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Cannabis use in the U.S., however, is reaching a new high.
  • Google has begun removing results from its search engine as required under Europe's new "right to be forgotten" law. 
  • The Iranian government's baby fever may lead to a ban on abortions and all forms of sterilization, including vasectomies and tubectomies.  
  • The Republican National Committee has narrowed down its 2016 convention choices to Cleveland and Dallas. 

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