December 28, 2014

Marijuana Legalization Opponent Being Banned From DC Businesses

December 28, 2014
andy harris blacklist marijuana dc

andy harris blacklist marijuana dcI do not like Republican Representative Andy Harris. If you support marijuana legalization, especially in Washington D.C., chances are you don’t like Andy Harris either. Andy Harris is trying everything he can to prevent marijuana legalization from being implemented in D.C., despite the fact that the marijuana legalization initiative passed by an overwhelming margin on Election Day 2014. Andy Harris isn’t even from Washington D.C., he’s from Maryland. Why a politician thinks it’s OK to trample on the will of voters that aren’t even his constituents is beyond me.

Andy Harris’ actions have resulted in some Washington D.C. businesses banning the Maryland politician from doing business with them. Per the Washington Post:

The move so infuriated District residents that someone has started a “Blacklist Andy Harris” tumblr asking local businesses not to serve Harris:

“My fellow Washingtonians, Rep. Andy Harris doesn’t give a d— about District residents or our rights, so let’s blacklist him! We can generate and distribute signs/stickers/posters with his face, words like “Persona non Grata” (or something similar), and ask local businesses to display them. We could also put up signs with similar messages all around the District.”

As recently as today, activists have been approaching businesses asking them to take part in the blacklisting. While the primary motivation is to oppose Andy Harris’ anti-marijuana legalization actions, there is an even greater principle at hand, which I have seen many activists point out. DC voters voted for something, and approved it in an overwhelming fashion. No politician from outside of DC should be able to overturn the will of the voters. Not for marijuana, not for anything. If you own a DC business, or know someone that does, please urge them to take part in this blacklisting of Maryland Representative Andy Harris. It would be a dream come true to see Andy Harris denied all over DC.


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