I mentioned previously that the D.C. council had reintroduced a medicinal cannabis act. Actually, it was introduced years ago but Congress killed it. D.C. has a council but, everything must pass through Congress to become law.
By not acting, this time around, Congress has given the nod to the “Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010” in Washington D.C. The effective date was July 27th.
The law establishes a medical marijuana program to “regulate the manufacture, cultivation, distribution, dispensing, purchase, delivery, sale, possession, and administration of medical marijuana and the manufacture, possession, purchase, sale, and use of paraphernalia. The Program shall be administered by the Mayor.” The details are yet to be ironed out.
This is huge, folks. Basically, what has happened is the United States Congress has inferred that cannabis does have a medicinal use. Read that again. I wrote, “…the United States Congress…”
How long will the DEA be able to hold out now?