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Washington DC; Puffing the Magic Dragon – Legally

Although it will still be a few months before Washington DC begins allowing the sale of Medical Marijuana, a law has taken effect Tuesday July 27th authorizing up to eight dispensaries for the city. The Democratic controlled Congress declined to intervene.

The Dispensaries will be

  • forced to charge on a sliding scale so that the City’s poorest receive their meds free.
  • more than 300 feet from a school
  • only able to grow 95 plants in any one location
  • paying a 6% Sales Tax

Although the city of Washington DC passed a referendum to allow medical marijuana in 1998 by 69% Congress has blocked the city from enacting it until now. By allowing this law to take effect Congress can be perceived as taking a much more positive stance on Cannabis.