Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Second Proposal for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary on the 1500 Block of 7th Street, NW

As previously reported on this website, an organization named Compassion Centers of America, LLC, filed an application with the Department of Health (DOH) to locate a medical marijuana dispensary at 1539 7th Street, NW.

That wasn't the only application DOH received for the 1500 block of 7th Street, NW.  A group called The Green House, LLC, filed an application to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 1537 7th Street, NW.

The Green House's application (heavily redacted by DOH), biographies of The Green House's key personnel, and an organizational narrative are after the jump.  (The biographies and organizational narrative were distributed by ANC Commissioner Kevin Chapple.  Commissioner Chapple has scheduled a public meeting on both applications for Friday, January 17, 2012; more information is after the jump.)

The District's medical marijuana law allows only 5 dispensaries, and 17 applications have been filed with the Department of Health.  The Department of Health plans to announce the list of approved applications in the first week of May.

The location of a dispensary on 7th Street, NW, is not assured, but the fact that two applications were filed for 7th Street seems to increase the odds of a dispensary locating there. Do you think the 1500 block of 7th Street is a good location for a medical marijuana dispensary?  Will it hurt the neighborhood's revitalization?  Is it an important asset for those in need?  Please post your comments.

A list of organizations that filed medical marijuana dispensary applications, DOH's review timeline, information on the upcoming ANC meeting, the application of The Green House, biographies of key personnel of The Green House, and The Green House's organizational narrative are all available after the jump.
List of Dispensary Applications
For a list of all of the proposed dispensary locations, visit the DOH website at http://bit.ly/wLtr5.  (Note that The Green House's application is incorrectly listed as 1539 7th Street, SE, instead of 1539 7th Street, NW.)

Application Review Timeline
For a timeline of DOH's application review and approval process, visit http://bit.ly/zwQFNS

ANC Meeting
ANC Commissioner Kevin Chapple has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the two proposals in advance of a full ANC meeting, where the Commission will vote on whether to support either of the applications.  Commissioner Chapple's meeting will take place on Friday, February 17, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Recreation Center.  

Application of The Green House, LLC
[Note: This version of the application has been heavily redacted by the District government.  Items that were required to be included the application but that were redacted by the District include a description of the nature of the planned operations, including hours; facility suitability information; a description of the dispensary's security plan; the business plan; and a list of sources of funds.  (The application requirements can be viewed at http://bit.ly/zX6HcZ.)]

The Green House, LLC, Medical Marijuana Dispensary Application

Green House Key Personnel Bios and Organizational Narrative
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The Green House, LLC, Key Personnel Bios and Organizational Narrative

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