Congress upends Washington D.C. pot legalization

Protests and a last-minute scramble to turn the tide in Congress were underway Wednesday morning as activists and D.C. officials sought to fight back against a federal budget deal poised to upend the city’s voter-approved measure to legalize marijuana. Two paragraphs tucked into the 1,600-page agreement released Tuesday night would preclude D.C. from enacting any measures weakening federal drug laws in the District.