Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law an ordinance to expand access to medical cannabis.
Mayor Bowser signed Bill 22-0138 10 days after the district’s council gave it unanimous approval with a 12 to 0 vote. Bowser had until March 27th to sign it, veto or or allow it to become law without her signature.
The new law states that; “The Mayor shall open an application period for the registration of a dispensary in Ward 7 or Ward 8 within 60 days after the effective date of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Emergency Amendment Act”. This increases the number of dispensaries in the district from five, to six.