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“I don’t have a position on whether to legalize it or not, but we should have that discussion,” Gray told News Channel 8.
Mayor Vincent Gray
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.