First Marijuana Growers in DC Clear R...

First Marijuana Growers in DC Clear Regulatory Hurdles

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

More NRA Carnage

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 26, 2012
First Marijuana Growers in DC Clear Regulatory Hurdles



Source: Washington Times

Fifteen years after voters gave the green-light to a medical marijuana program in the nation’s capital, a pair of locations approved to grow or sell the drug have cleared regulatory hurdles and will set up shop a few months into the new year, according to city officials.

A cultivation site in the Northeast quadrant of the city obtained its certificate of occupancy this month, meaning it can grow marijuana once the D.C. Department of Health completes a final inspection. It is one of six sites approved to grow the drug for medical purposes before it is sold at one of five dispensaries scattered across the city. One such dispensary, located just a mile north of the Capitol, also obtained its occupancy documents.

The development is significant because it means marijuana will be available to qualified patients after years of congressional interference and local rule-making. The application process among interested entrepreneurs took more than a year, and the majority of approved cultivation centers clustered in Northeast and dispensaries scattered across the District are still building out their sites and acquiring the necessary permits and business licenses.

“While the process has taken longer than anyone would have liked, I am pleased that we now appear to be only a few short months from the existence of a responsible, well-regulated medical marijuana program,” D.C. Council member David A. Catania, at-large independent who played a key role in the 2010 law that authorized the program, said in a statement announcing the developments.

<snip>

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/...

----------

Much more at the link. Pretty decent, even if it is the Washington Times.

A strong majority of District residents, including me, voted for this in 19-fucking-98! Congress blocked it until 2009, and the city has dilly-dallied ever since. Still, the promised land is in sight in the District of Columbia.

And just up the street from the Capitol. This should heighten the contradictions.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 26, 2012
Who got the first permit to grow and sell? Marion Barry?
starter

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Dec 26, 2012
Sorry for the low integrity post.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 26, 2012
starter wrote:
Sorry for the low integrity post.
No need to apologize for this. Posting an actual news story with an actual source cited. While it may be out of character for you, I appreciate the effort. I was just pointing out the Democratic ex-mayor's past drug problems, although legalization of pot wouldn't have helped him.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#5 Dec 26, 2012
Yeah, only humans have problems, so it leaves out rethuglican't hypocrites... Funny, bushwhacker's drug problems aren't mentioned, huh ???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 26, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Yeah, only humans have problems, so it leaves out rethuglican't hypocrites... Funny, bushwhacker's drug problems aren't mentioned, huh ???
Why don't you stick to cases where the abuse or use of said illegal subtances was proven, like your buddy Rush Limbaugh. Marion got re-elected after getting busted and i think i remember convicted for cocaine. Not many politicians in the Republican party would get re-elected after a drug conviction, in the Democratic party, it must be a badge of honor?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Dec 26, 2012
Seems like you're attempting a REALLY stupid "logic" exercise... Poor child, you're really a dumb dumb...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Dec 26, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Seems like you're attempting a REALLY stupid "logic" exercise... Poor child, you're really a dumb dumb...
Wow, what a post to follow mine up. You are an intellectual giant among ? Not really sure, ants have higher social skills, so not ants..........hmmm..........in tellectual giant among .........never mind. Another low information post from the low integrity poster.
Sam Segal

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Dec 26, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Seems like you're attempting a REALLY stupid "logic" exercise... Poor child, you're really a dumb dumb...
You have a defective reasoning system, you need to be locked up for the benefit of the poor children you pretend to care so much about.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Robert spencer 1 hr Space ace 1
News Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say (Jul '10) 2 hr Into The Night 37,289
Senator Hopes Trump Assassinated 5 hr Truth 46
Drop one word....add one word game (Apr '14) 7 hr _Zoey_ 740
'Back up': Hillary's 'skin crawled' 7 hr Space ace 7
Trump speech 8 hr MAGA Trump 14
Aliens land during solar eclipse Tue Roma 4

Minneapolis Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Minneapolis Mortgages