With pot soon to be legal in the nation’s capital now, lobbyists will have a lot more they can use to lure lawmakers to vote the way they want.
Voters decided in November to allow growing and possessing small amounts of marijuana. That went into effect Thursday.
Washington, D.C., would join Colorado and Washington state, where voters earlier approved the use and sale of recreational marijuana. It is a product sold and taxed.
There has been some push-back by Congress, but it’s nothing a little doobie can fix. In addition to meals and alcoholic beverages, lobbyists can offer lawmakers grass-baked products like brownies, cookies, pies and cakes.
There of course is the good old-fashion, roll-your-own reefer. Many in the House and Senate grew up with marijuana being used, albeit illegally, by others.
Some may be like former President Bill Clinton, who admitted smoking weed, but of course, he didn’t inhale.