Jacob Sullum on Legal Marijuana in the Nation's Capital


National Press Club

Of the three jurisdictions where voters approved marijuana legalization last week, Washington, D.C., is the smallest but the most symbolically potent. Jacob Sullum says the prospect of legal marijuana in the nation's capital presents a challenge to the Republicans who will soon control both houses of Congress: Will they respect democracy and local control, or will they insist that Washingtonians toe a prohibitionist line that is steadily disappearing?