Medical cannabis is expected to be much more easily and widely available in Washington DC after a set of reforms that include lifting a cap on dispensaries and allowing patients to “self-certify” became law this week.
Congress had until March 22 to interfere with the Medical Cannabis Amendment Act signed into by Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser in January, but the federal lawmakers took no action, according to NORML.
In addition to allowing residents to “self-certify” as medical-cannabis patients, which some observers say amounts to a de facto adult-use market, the new law:
Eliminates a cap on the number of dispensaries allowed in the district. Temporarily lifts plant limit for licensed cultivators. Allows for delivery services and consumption lounges. Extends limited tax relief to operators.
“Despite being under the thumb of Congressional lawmakers, members of the DC City government continue to prioritize policies
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