By Garrett Rudolph
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite the federal government’s ban on marijuana, the nation’s capital has voted to legalize the Schedule 1 drug.
According to NPR, Initiative 71 was approved after receiving 65 percent of the vote Nov. 4. It was the first of three non-medical cannabis measures that will be determined by the voters.
The Washington, D.C. initiative includes provisions that allow local residents to possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use, as well as up to six plants in their homes.
Oregon and Alaska are also voting on whether or not to allow recreational marijuana.