Medical marijuana bill up for a vote today, DC Voting Rights Bill Pulled

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From DC Wire:

Under the bill, which has already cleared two committees, a patient who suffers from HIV, glaucoma, cancer or a “chronic and lasting disease” may receive a doctor’s recommendation to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period.

The bill is expected to easily pass the council today, perhaps by a unanimous vote. The council will then have to vote on it a second time next month. But it will likely be at least several months before the city’s medical marijuana program gets off the ground.

I guess it’s just coincidence that it falls on 4/20…

And in other DC political news – it looks like the poll we took last Friday did not reflect the sentiment of the Council. The legislation for a DC Vote in Congress has been pulled.

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