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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mike Liszewski
Mike Cuthriell has navigated D.C. government regulations for two-and-a-half years to open a medical marijuana dispensary and now only needs a final inspection from the Department of Health before he can officially open his Metropolitan Wellness Center. But the center won't be able to stay open unless the health department sanctions one more thing: patients.
The District's medical marijuana program is still months away from sprouting, but some advocates already worry that there won't be enough cannabis to go around.
Mike Liszewski, policy director for Americans for Safe Access, said concerns have been raised that the D.C. program, which has a 95-plant limit per registration, was too conservative to meet the estimated demand among patients.
But sometimes the essence of medical marijuana initiatives - providing relief to those in pain - is lost in the regulatory shuffle, Mr. Liszewski said.