In 2013, marijuana was made legally available for purchase in the District of Columbia and while it came with a lot of red tape at first, it has progressed leaps and bounds. D.C. is now the home of five dispensaries, seven cultivation centers, and almost 4,000 registered marijuana patients. Current law states, that you can have up to two ounces on you, you can gift an ounce as long as you're not selling it, you can cultivate up to 6 plants at your residence, and own all types of paraphernalia.
Now, the mayor of this great city wants to double the amount of marijuana a patient can receive in a month, from two ounces to four ounces. It is unclear whether this will eventually have an effect on the amount someone who does not use marijuana medically, but one could imagine it eventually will. Dispensaries have been vying for this change for some time, and D.C.’s Department of Health has finally obliged.
According to the mayor’s office, the changes still have to go through the D.C. Council for approval.
Read more about it in this article from DCist.