Voting under the mantel of "More Green Jobs" and "Fighting against Global Warming" the city council finally managed to pass a 2010 budget sustaining their 1998 vote to legalize home grown marijuana.
Former Mayor, now city councilman, Marion Barry, a champion of photosynthesis, clean air and 'sweet dreams for everyone', said, "this is only the first round in our battle to declare economic independence. Next we're working on hydroponic Poppy cultivation and manufacturing of low cost government subsidized drugs that real people can afford!"
Barry praised President Obama's Health Care Bill for finally making it possible for all Americans to get "free dope....free at last," under the "No Dope Left Behind' clause in the Senate amendment.
Barry, who was elected twice as Mayor, his stints being interrupted briefly for perjury and drug convictions, now sits on the council and has never been opposed for re election despite not having a driving license, 'stalking' a former girl friend, favorable city contracts to another girl friend, and not filling an income tax return 8 of the last 9 years.
Voters love Barry's commitment to his political ward, mostly because of his heartfelt rhetoric championing their causes. He was named the city's unofficial Chamber of Commerce spokesman after he famously said:
"If you take out the killings, Washington is a very, very safe city."
Naturally Barry was celebrating Obama's new Health Care Plan, and denied saying when he was running for re election, "What right does Congress have to go around making laws because they think it is necessary?"
Barry brushes off questions about his prior arrest record caught on video where he was snorting cocaine in a DC motel room, saying only "The Bitch set me up!"
Preliminary guidelines indicate residents may grow up to 2 plants in their homes, but a reconciliation act is in the works to allow up to 1500 plants as long as grow lights are powered by solar energy, another provision that enables small business owners to be eligible for a $15,000 grant for the installation of solar panels, and a $7500 tax credit.
Thanks to friends in Congress, plans are also underway for the construction of a high speed railway to transport product from Washington up the I-95 corridor to Baltimore, and then to 'Farmer's Markets" getting ready to open in Philadelphia, New York, New Haven, CN, and as far as the White Mountains of New Hampshire where Caucasian skiers for the first time will be able to buy legal marijuana before tackling the Black Diamond trail on Wild Cat Mountain.
When axed if more pot would mean more crime, Barry repeated his strong stance to protect the city's cash crop, " If I have to, I'll put a police car on every sidewalk!"
Marion Barry: Tough on Crime, High on Life! Hmmm, Hmmm, Hmmm!