D.C. to Permit Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Published on 07/27/2010 -
The medical marijuana bill had been passed by the council in May, and Congress had 30 days to review it under Home Rule law. However, the Democrat controlled Congress has left the law untouched.
The new law allows up to eight dispensaries to open where chronically ill patients may legally buy marijuana. Even though the law has now been cleared, it will most likely be many months until patients can obtain the drug.
Precise rules and regulations outlining medical marijuana licensing must still be enacted.
Under the new law, licensed companies will be able to sell medical marijuana to those with prescriptions from doctors. The law will allow those afflicted with cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses to possess up to four ounces of the drug.
Patients will not be permitted to grow their own marijuana plants. The drug will be subject to the District of Columbia 6% sales tax and both non-profit and for-profit organizations will be able to dispense marijuana.
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