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D.C.’s first medical marijuana clinic set to open

Del Walters, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – D.C.’s first center that sells medical marijuana could be coming to Capitol Hill.

The new clinic is called the Metropolitan Wellness Center. It will be located at 409 8th Street SE, just blocks away from the Capitol Building.

Those who are eligible will be able to purchase up to two ounces of medicinal marijuana each month. They have to be suffering from diseases such as Glaucoma, AIDS and MS to be eligible.

Like all centers, its controversy centers around the clash between federal and local laws. In the eyes of the federal government, marijuana is still illegal. But states such as Colorado and Washington are pushing the boundaries by passing laws of their own such is the case in the District.

The center is scheduled to open in April.

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