Friday, April 13, 2012

District Rejects Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Proposed in Shaw

The D.C. Department of Health (DOH) this week rejected the two applications that had been submitted to the District proposing to locate medical marijuana dispensaries in Shaw.  Each of the applicants had proposed to locate a dispensary on the 1500 block of 7th Street, NW — one at 1537 7th Street and one at 1539 7th Street, NW. (See prior posts on the applications here, here, and here.) 

To review the applications, DOH established a 6-member panel consisting of one  representative each from DOH, the Department of the Environment, the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, the Department of General Services Protective Services Division, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, and a public member selected by DOH.  Each application was scored based on factors set forth in the DOH application form, and only those applications scoring at least 150 points will be further considered.  Neither of the 7th Street applications met the 150-point threshhold.

The locations making the cut were the following:
  • Herbal Alternatives, 1147 20th Street, NW
  • Metropolitan Wellness Center Corporation, 409 8th Street, SE
  • Takoma Wellness Center, Inc., 6925 Blair Road, NW
  • VentureForth, LLC, d/b/a Center City Care, 1334 North Capitol Street, NW
The DOH notice announcing the results of the application review can be viewed here.

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