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D.C. medical marijuana sales off to slow start

Washington Post – In the three months that medical marijuana has been legal to purchase in the District of Columbia, sales have yet to advance beyond a trickle. The city’s pioneering dispensaries say they are losing money; doctors remain fearful to write prescriptions; and patients with HIV or cancer who may legally obtain the drug say they have been stymied by lengthy applications and warnings that the purchases remain illegal under federal law. Those were among the many warnings that advocates for a robust medical marijuana program ticked off Monday at a hearing, as they urged D.C. council members to relax the city’s strict medical marijuana standards.

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