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Would You Care if Medical Marijuana Were Sold in Georgetown?

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GM touched on this the other day, but he thinks it’s worth a more substantial post: the Current reported on Wednesday that an unnamed individual is contemplating applying to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Georgetown. So, what do you think, would you care if he did?

Under the proposed regulations, five dispensaries will be allowed to open up across the city. Patients with certain serious diseases such as HIV/AIDS or multiple sclerosis or other chronic conditions can qualify to receive up to two ounces of marijuana per month from approved dispensaries.

According to the Current article, the individual is considering a space on Wisconsin Ave. near the newly refurbished library. It’s not clear where that space could be. No dispensary can be opened within 300 feet of any school or “recreation center.”  GM’s not sure whether libraries count as recreation centers. But surely Jellef is one. Plus Hardy and the British School are pretty close to there.

Either way, assuming someone could open a dispensary in Georgetown, should they? In the Current article, ANC commissioner Bill Starrels was quoted saying that the individual’s desire to be anonymous indicated just how controversial the idea of opening a dispensary in “historic Georgetown” is. Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • “It was a joke.” That’s what Riccardo Bonino told GM yesterday when asked about the sign on Griffin Market that said they’d open on the 22nd “maybe.” The “maybe” part gave Georgetown a scare. Thankfully they opened on schedule.
  • The Current reported yesterday that an individual is quietly seeking to set up a medical marijuana dispensary in Georgetown. He recognizes the challenges, although GM has to wonder why ANC commissioner Bill Starrels cites Georgetown’s historic character as a reason to object to it. How is that remotely relevant?

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