Updated Medical Pot Bill Passes First D.C. Council Vote

By James Wright for the AFRO.

Stephen Sherer, the executive director of Americans for Safe Access, is a proponent of the bill and cites its benefits. “The original D.C. medical cannabis law passed by the council did not authorize the Department of Health to license independent testing laboratories to ensure product safety,” Sherer said. “This bill will allow patients to accurately know how much THC and other cannabinoids are in medical cannabis products and that they are free of contaminates, giving them greater confidence in the safety and reliability of their medicine.”