(WHAS11) On Capitol Hill, the House is giving the green light for DC residents to use medical marijuana.
Congress has debated medical marijuana; in 1998, DC voters passed a referendum allowing patients to use medical marijuana, but it was quickly overturned by a republican-controlled congress.
But the now Democrat-controlled congress says it’s time for things to change. “We just don’t think it’s right to have a cancer or aids patient whose doctor has recommended that they use marijuana being subject to arrest and prosecution. It’s simply not fair,” said a spokesperson.
The medical marijuana provision is part of the federal government’s massive spending bill.
President Obama does not object to the provision.