Marijuana Advocates in D.C. Rally for Patient Registration

May 03, 2012

Zach Rosenberg, Kush Magazine

Yesterday, medical marijuana activists, including the group Americans for Safe Access, rallied outside the D.C. Department of Health to demand that the District begin registering new patients.

"We are here to stand up for medical marijuana patients who are waiting to register for D.C. medical marijuana program," said the ASA's Kayley Whalen, an organizer for the event.

Two years after medical marijuana was legalized in D.C., patients still have no access to it.

Mohammad N. Akhter, director of the Health Department in D.C. has said that the District does not expect to fully approve dispensaries until June. Six cultivation centers have been chosen and four dispensaries have their applications in review, but no other progress can be reported.



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