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First Medical Marijuana Clinic In D.C. Finalizes Licensing Process

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Capital City Care in northwest D.C. will be the first active medical marijuana dispensary in the District.
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Capital City Care in northwest D.C. will be the first active medical marijuana dispensary in the District.

The first of three medical marijuana clinics in Washington, D.C. has finalized its licensing process, as medical marijuana dispensaries in the District are weeks away from opening their doors.

Capital City Care in northwest D.C. says it's ready to start distributing pot to patients with HIV, AIDS, glaucoma, or cancer. Two other clinics, Takoma Wellness Center and Metropolitan Wellness Center, are close to finalizing their licenses as well.

The city's Department of Health has issued the forms needed for doctors to prescribe pot to their patients.

Patients have to wait just a few days for the forms to be processed by the health department, which will then issue an ID card that allows the purchase of medical marijuana. The clinics will also sell all the paraphernalia needed to light up.

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