D.C. medical marijuana: Is it worth the price?

Many people are unaware that for most patients, it is not a simple move to obtain an authorization for cannabis from their primary care doctor or their specialist.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Monday evening, a 51-year-old HIV-positive Northwest resident purchased about a half-ounce of cannabis from the Capital City Care dispensary, becoming the first District resident to legally purchase medical marijuana under the long-awaited city program.

D.C. medical marijuana: Is it worth the price?

David Guard, general manager of Capital City Care, verifies the identity of “Alonzo” before allowing him to buy medical marijuana Monday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Monday evening, a 51-year-old HIV-positive Northwest resident purchased about a half-ounce of cannabis from the Capital City Care dispensary, becoming the first District resident to legally purchase medical marijuana under the long-awaited city program.