D.C. Mayor Signs Law Doubling Medical Marijuana Possession Limit Among Other Changes

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law an emergency ordinance that will alter the district’s medical marijuana law.

Council Bill 240981 was signed by Mayor Bowser this week, allowing it to become law within 90 days.

In addition to increasing the possession limit for qualified medical marijuana patients from four ounces to eight, the proposal establishes “a sunset date for qualifying patients and caregivers whose registration card expired on or after March 1, 2020, to continue to purchase medicinal marijuana”.

In addition, the new law would “create a temporary non-resident qualifying patient registration process, to allow for the issuance of 2-year qualifying patient and caregiver registration cards, to provide the Board with the authority to issue patient and caregiver registration cards at no cost.”

Finally, it would “allow qualifying patients to establish residency in the District with one document, including a telephone bill or bank statement containing a District address.”

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