D.C. Medical Marijuana Legalized, But Doctors Not Yet Authorized To Recommend Pot

The owner of the Takoma Wellness Center, former Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, told The Huffington Post in May that he hoped his D.C. medical marijuana dispensary would open to customers after Memorial Day weekend.

This after telling NBC4 Washington in April that he hoped to open late that month or in early May.

Nearby Capital City Care, meanwhile, once estimated an April debut.

These two medical marijuana dispensaries have been approved by the city and are ready to open. Three cultivation centers are also raring to go. But the opening for each has continually been pushed back.

The hitch? The D.C. Department of Health has yet to give D.C. doctors the authority to recommend medical marijuana to patients, according to the Washington Examiner.

– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.


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  1. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Blame it on O’Bummer. Barry isn’t sticking up for cannabis folks, and Holder ought to be the point man on this and call off the federal dogs in states that have their own regulation and control structures. Trouble is that Holder is Obama’s lightening rod, and once he’s gone the fall guy’s gone.

    Barry, what the hell is wrong with sending everyone a memo about not inferring in cannabis matters in states that have taken it upon themselves to allocate money and resources to regulate and control it in order to save some federal dollars? Why don’t you fuckin’ float that, run that up the flag pole and see who salutes it and who bitches, pisses and moans about it enough to make you backpeddle. I’d bet the initial opposition to it will fade fast. The Republicans are fixated on Benghazi. It would be a blip in the news cycle: Benghazi, Benghazi, Obama Administration saves money and acknowledges states’ rights and doesn’t enforce federal cannabis prohibition ticker & a minute one or two days, then back to Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi so that they can be sure to rid themselves of another Clinton presidential candidate.

    Barry, really!? Do I have to think of everything? Really?!