Medical marijuana is on sale in D.C.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Fifteen years after voters first spoke up on the issue and more than three years after the D.C. Council moved to set up a regulatory framework, the District of Columbia recorded its first legal medical marijuana sale Monday evening.

“Alonzo,” a 51-year-old HIV-positive Northwest resident, walked into the Capital City Care dispensary on North Capitol Street and walked out with about a half-ounce of the Blue Dream, Jack Herer and Master Kush strains, plus a $120 vaporizer.

But it’s still going to be a while before the program gets its sea legs: The health department has granted only nine residents their necessary patient cards, and two other dispensaries have yet to open. And, with federal law enforcement officials yet to declare a coherent position on local marijuana legalization efforts, wary eyes now turn to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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