Sunday, March 01, 2015

Unintended Consequences

The Republican's attempt to prevent the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana turned the District into the "best place in America for marijuana aficionados."  According to the Washington Post,

The GOP efforts to block marijuana sales have created great conditions for dope-smokers: no taxes, a black market flooded with product and the ability to grow your own ganja legally.
 In the process, the mayor also got in some licks against DC's semi-territorial status.
[Mayor] Bowser secured national attention for the District’s lack of full self-governing rights. National media that yawn over the city’s quest for budget autonomy were gripped by the spectacle of GOP representatives warning the mayor in writing that she could face prison for allowing a voter-approved law to take effect.
Not what they had in mind, I'm sure.