Moving Forward on Medical Marijuana in the District? | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Programs

Moving Forward on Medical Marijuana in the District?

Play associated audio
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.

[Music: "Little Boxes (String Quartet)" by The Section Quartet from Weeds - Instrumentals from the Series, Vol. 1]

NPR

Investigating The Drug Trade In 'Cartel Land'

A new documentary tells a riveting story of the way power and violence intersect along the Arizona border and in embattled Michoacan, Mexico.
NPR

Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.
NPR

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.
NPR

Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.