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Coming to the nation’s capital: Subsidized marijuana

posted at 2:06 pm on August 22, 2013 by

Out — school vouchers for the poor, and a chance to move up in life. Insubsidized marijuana for the poor:

Government health officials in Washington, D.C., may foot the bill for medical marijuana for the city’s poorest patients, according to a new rule proposed by the Department of Health.

In a public notice filed last week and first reported by the Washington Times, the city DOH proposed a rule that would mandate that medical marijuana dispensaries adjust the price of pot on a sliding scale for patients who cannot afford it.

The dispensaries would have to use 2 percent of their revenue in order to make up for the difference in price, according to the rule.  Patients who could prove to the city that they earned 200 percent or less of federal poverty level wages could qualify to purchase medical marijuana on a sliding scale.

Of course, this is the same town in which the federal government refuses to contemplate any medicinal value in cannabis at all, and in which the President isn’t prepared to change his opposition to legalization “at this point.” Instead, the city — which answers to Congress — will give discounts to the poor to use it for medicinal purposes.  Maybe if they kept the school voucher program in place, more of DC’s residents could afford it on their own in the future.

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But… Everybody in Washington is obviously already smoking something

trigon on August 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I hope they aren’t required to show any id when receiving it.

trs on August 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM

We have a right to free pot.

Why does the GOP have a War on Pot?


faraway on August 22, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Bread and Circuses…

dominigan on August 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Medical MJ is such a racket. That idiot, Michael Hastings, also had a med. mj card. Look where it got him.

Blake on August 23, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Liberaltardarians once again shown to be wanting free stuff at the expense of others.

MelonCollie on August 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM

With Orwell it was gin.

Victory Weed?

aquaviva on August 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Not only will this administration dumb them down in school but they will dumb them down some more with dope.

Pomai on August 24, 2013 at 5:19 PM