After 15 years, medical marijuana on sale in DC

washington dc hbtv hemp beach tvOn Monday, the District sold its first medical marijuana under a program nearly 15 years in the making.

The Washington Post reports the first patient made a purchase at Capital City Care Dispensary on North Capitol Street on July 29.

Only nine patients have received medical marijuana cards. About 20 doctors have requested forms that would let them prescribe marijuana.

Medical marijuana was approved in the D.C. in 1998, but Congress held up the program for years after that.

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