Harris Measure to Overturn Pot Decriminalization in DC

Jul 17, 2014

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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A measure to block the decriminalization of marijuana in Washington D.C. by Congressman Andy Harris has made it through the House of Representatives as part of legislation approved yesterday on Capitol Hill.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that House Democrats who oppose the measure made no attempt to block it since that effort would fail in the Republican led House.

The Eastern Shore Republican’s proposal was part of the spending bill for the District and some federal agencies.

That legislation was approved by a vote of 228-to-195.

The Daily Times reports that Harris declined to be interviewed but notes the congressman has said in the past that he believes marijuana is a gateway drug for children.