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      Congressional hearing on D.C. marijuana decriminalization law set for Friday

      WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a third of U.S. states have some form of marijuana decriminalization, but only the District of Columbia's pot policy is being singled out for a Congressional hearing.

      Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill in March that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of pot. It won't take effect until after a review by Congress that is ongoing. Congress would be extremely unlikely to pass a resolution invalidating the law. But it could block the measure in other ways.

      Friday's hearing will be the third in a series that a House Oversight subcommittee has held examining the conflict between state-level marijuana policies and federal law.

      The committee is taking a close look at the district because of the abundance of federal property and federal law enforcement agencies in the nation's capital.