WASHINGTON, DC — By now, most are aware of the landmark first sale of medical cannabis in the District of Columbia, with the purchases of medicine that took place at Capital City Care earlier this week. This marked the first time in at least seven decades the medical cannabis was legally sold in the District, and [...]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Nearly 15 years after voters in Washington, DC approved a ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana, patients in the nation’s capital can finally access their medicine from safe and legal avenues. On Monday, Capital City Care, one of three approved dispensaries in DC, conducted the very first legal medical marijuana sales in the city, supplying [...]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Nearly 70% of Washington, DC voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 1998, and now, nearly fifteen years later, the first medical marijuana dispensary is providing cannabis to patients in our nation’s capital.
Capital City Care, the first of three dispensaries allowed to open in the District, began serving patients Monday evening.
When voters approved voters approved a city wide referendum allowing medical marijuana in 1998, nobody expected it would take nearly 15 years and an act of Congress to provide medicine to patients.
After years of blocking funding, Congress finally gave approval to the medical marijuana program in 2009, which began a rigorous 3 year regulatory process for dispensaries which was only recently completed. Dispensaries were expected to open earlier this year, but the program faced numerous delays in the licensing procedure.
Now, for the nine patients currently enrolled in the District’s medical marijuana program, the wait is finally over.
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