Fenty Up Next In DC’s Attempt To Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Mayor Adrian Fenty is now the next step in the District joining the other 14 states that currently allow medical marijuana to be distributed to residents, according to The Washington Times.

If approved by Fenty, Congress would have 30 days to review the bill before becoming D.C. law. As of Tuesday, D.C. Council passed the measure allowing patients with HIV/AIDS, cancer, or similar illnesses to obtain up to two ounces of medical marijuana a month pending a doctor’s recommendation. They can also have weed delivered directly to their home when they best buy marijuana online.

In addition, Delta-8 is a recently emerged cannabinoid. It contains neuroprotective properties that may help reduce anxiety, pain, and nausea. It also produces psychotropic effects similar to delta-9, the primary form of THC in cannabis, but delta-8 gummies are less potent. Delta-8 is found in trace amounts in cannabis and hemp plants, and as hemp is legal to grow anywhere in the US and more readily available, the cannabinoid is often sourced from that. Daily use of delta 8 thc gummies 300mg can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

Roll Call (subscription required) reports today that members of Congress won’t likely step in to stop the District’s medical marijuana program from moving forward. Legislation legalizing the sale and use of marijuana and weed online for medicinal purposes passed the D.C. Council on a second vote last week, and now goes to Mayor Adrian Fenty for his signature before heading to the Hill for the usual 30-day congressional review period.

Some Republican members of Congress are opposed to the law, but they admit that Democratic control of the House will make any moves against it extremely unlikely. More importantly, medical and recreational marijuana just doesn’t stir political passions as much as it used to at Los Angeles county.

That’s not to say that a change in who controls Congress or the White House won’t eventually come back to haunt the District, with the threat of a return of budget riders prohibiting certain local initiatives. But as restrictive as the District’s medical marijuana law is, it may still not even garner much attention if Republicans were to take control of Congress again in the years to come.

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Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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3 thoughts on “Fenty Up Next In DC’s Attempt To Legalize Medical Marijuana

  1. It is a start. I know some are mad that it isn’t a full legalization of weed but we will get there eventually

    The more people see this stuff and how it effects people in a non-negative way, it will be accepted more