“I don’t have a position on whether to legalize it or not, but we should have that discussion,” Gray told News Channel 8.
He said that the topic is an important one because current prohibitionist policies result in harmless young people getting criminal records.
The mayor’s statement comes after growing call for reform in the District. On July 10, D.C. Councilmember and mayoral candidate Tommy Wells proposed legislation to remove criminal penalties for the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Politicians are slowly coming around to the idea that states and localities should be able to determine their own marijuana policies, and that the federal government should stay out of the way. Is your mayor one of these?
You can help bring them into the Marijuana Majority by contacting your mayors and asking them to support sensible policy reform!