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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/ 4/2010

D.C. Council approves medical pot

By Washington Post editors


The D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that would allow residents to buy government-sanctioned marijuana for medical use, but only after members agreed to make it easier for qualified patients to obtain larger quantities of the drug.

The bill, which now goes to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), originally restricted chronically ill patients with a doctors’ recommendation to no more than two ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period. But the council approved an amendment giving the Fenty administration the authority to set the possession limit at four ounces a month if it decides the need exists.

If, as expected, Fenty signs the bill, Congress will get 30 days to review it before it become law.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 12:53 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  District of Columbia Council, Medical cannabis, Pro-Legalization  
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Comments

Yeah! I have been suffering for years and medical pot will give me relief from my chronic pain. No joke, the quality of my life and my family that has to deal with me has improved immeasurably. Thank you.

Posted by: joebanks | May 4, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know the specifics on how the council voted?

Posted by: millionea81 | May 4, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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