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If you live in Washington, D.C, this is certainly some good news for those of you who use marijuana.

According to reports, those who are 21 and older will be able to legally use the substance as of midnight this evening, but in small amounts.

Even though there were suggestions from Republicans to not go through with the legalization, voters approved of the movement.

BuzzFeed reports:

Nearly 70% of D.C. voters passed Initiative 71 in November, prompting unsupportive members in Congress to add a provision to a federal funding bill forbidding government funds from being used “to enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance.”

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said that if D.C. officials were wrong if they are “under any illusion” that implementing Initiative 71 is legal.

The new Initiative 71 says that it can allow those who are 21 and older to have the legal possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana, and can grow up to 6 plants at their households.

Despite the new ruling, it will still be illegal for anyone to sell marijuana in the capital city.

SOURCE: BuzzFeedWashington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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