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Moving Forward on Medical Marijuana in the District?

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Montgomery Blair Sibley plans to open a medical marijuana cultivation center in Northeast D.C.
Rebecca Sheir
Montgomery Blair Sibley plans to open a medical marijuana cultivation center in Northeast D.C.

The District's long-awaited medical marijuana program may soon be reality. The D.C. Department of Health says it will begin accepting applications from potential growers and sellers of medical cannabis beginning August 5th. Rebecca Sheir speaks with people on all sides of the issue, from a man who's applied for a license to grow marijuana in a District warehouse, to an activist who fears the proposed pot-growing and pot-dispensing operations will wreak havoc on her neighborhood.

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