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Medical Marijuana In The District

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. California was an early pioneer, legalizing medical marijuana in 1996, with the loosest rules instituted in Los Angeles. As that city attempts to rein in the hundreds of dispensaries around the city, even supporters acknowledge missteps. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

Map Of Medical Marijuana States

Missing from this list is Illinois, which became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana on Aug. 1.



'American Horror Story' Returns, With Twists, Thrills And A Chilling Lady Gaga

FX's American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Supreme Court To Lawyers: Hold Your Own Place In Line

Rich lobbyists, lawyers, and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line so to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.
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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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