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A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they were smoking some. It's a fight that could make sense only in Washington, involving language drafted in backrooms of Congress, partisan bickering and a disputed loophole that allowed the law to take effect at midnight. By Thursday morning, recreational pot supporters in the nation's capital were lighting up in their homes to celebrate. Many were getting high as they normally do, said Zack Pesavento, press officer for the D.C. Cannabis...

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