"Fortunately, we have several congressmen who have served as mayors," Ms. Jackson said. "They understand how cities work."
D.C.'s Gray defends pace of transition →
"Decriminalization is a local law," said Janene Jackson, director of the mayor's Office on Policy and Legislative Affairs. "We don't want people thinking you're free to puff up on federal property. You're not, and you will be arrested."
Pot capital of America? D.C. on fast track to decriminalizing marijuana →