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(9/17/99): VIP can claim victory in the District -- A U.S. District Court judge's ruling that D.C. had the right to count the votes of a controversial November '98 medical marijuana ballot initiative was in sync with our earlier amicus brief. However, the judge's ruling was moot, coming a day after Congress had allowed counting of the votes through a newly approved D.C. budget. The vote counting had previously been blocked by Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA).

  • Read a synopsis of the judge's ruling by VIP attorney, M. Miller Baker of Carr Goodson Warner.
  • 3/9/99 Mother Jones article on the vote tallies of the medical marijuana initiative which were never released. *

* Off-site link.

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