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Medical Marijuana Passes in DC

May 4, 2010

 Medical Marijuana Passes in DC

On a final vote, the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed B18-0622, a bill legalizing medical marijuana. DC doctors will be able to prescribe from 2 to 4 ounces of cannabis per month to registered patients with chronic diseases (acne probably won’t count). The pot will be gown in registered cultivation centers and sold in registered dispensaries.

Similar laws, but without all the safeguards, exist in several states. Under the many compromises of Washington’s limited home rule, though, Congress has 30 days to mess with the legislation, even though it involves no federal funds.

The drive to pass this bill began in 1998.  City Paper‘s Jason Cherkis has the back story.


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DC Council Passes Marijuana

April 20, 2010

DC Council Passes Marijuana

The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to make marijuana available to chronically ill patients in Washington, DC. In a cosmic coincidence, the action took place on April 20th, World Marijuana Day. Heavy. The Council will take a final vote on the measure later this month.