Washington D.C. Measure to Expand Number of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Signed by Mayor

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.

Although cannabis is legal in D.C. for everyone 21 and older, dispensaries are accessible only by qualified patients.

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