DC ‘s House Member Asks US Botanical Garden, On Capitol Hill, To Grow Marijuana Plants

  • D.C. House Democrat Delegate Eleanor Holmes is asking the U.S. Botanic Garden, on the grounds of Capitol Hill, to include  marijuana – to showcase the plants’ “impact” on the U.S. economy.
  • “As individual states and the country as a whole are moving toward the legalization of marijuana, having a display with male and female marijuana plants would be a historic opportunity to highlight the impact of marijuana on American society and, especially, the American economy,” Norton wrote in the letter last week.
  • Cannabis sales in the U.S. are projected to reach $50 billion-plus by 2027, also said Holmes Norton, who as a House delegate cannot cast final floor votes.
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