Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The selection process included review by a (6) member panel with expertise and understanding of specific criteria.
(Washington, DC) – Today, the DC Department of Health (DOH) notified applicants who are eligible to register for a medical marijuana dispensary in the District of Columbia. The selection process included review by a (6) member panel with expertise and understanding of specific criteria defined in the regulations, and input from Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) members.
The panel put forth recommendations to DOH Director, Dr. Mohammad Akhter. With information and guidance from the review panel and ANC, Dr. Akhter narrowed-down the pool of applicants eligible to establish dispensaries.
Dispensary applicants who will be eligible to register include:
1147 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
|Takoma Wellness Center, Inc.
6925 Blair Road, NW
Washington, DC 20012
|Metropolitan Wellness Center Corporation
409 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
|VentureForth, LLC DBA Center City Care
1334 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
“Today’s announcement highlights the District’s commitment to provide patients who are suffering from very specific conditions that require unique solutions to help alleviate their pain,” said Dr. Mohammad Akhter, Director DC Department of Health. “I am pleased with the progress we have made, and look forward to administering the program with the utmost security to ensure patient safety and security for all residents.
Applicants must now apply for business licenses, building permits, certificates of occupancy, and meet all other regulatory requirements prior to receiving a registration from DOH to operate a medical marijuana dispensary.