Thanks to the DC Council, licensed cultivation centers in the District will soon be able to grow a lot more plants for our patients:
The bill, “The Medical Marijuana Supply Shortage Emergency Amendment,” was introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At Large) and doubles the amount of plants D.C.’s three medical marijuana cultivators can grow from 500 to 1,000.Since the D.C. Council voted to loosen the city’s medical marijuana laws last summer—which, up until that point, D.C. had some of the most restrictive laws in the country—the number of people with medical marijuana cards has exploded. [DCist.com]
We’re definitely seeing a lot more patients at the dispensary this year and we’re eager to put more products on the shelves. As the only dispensary in D.C. that also operates a cultivation center, we’re well aware of the challenges both dispensaries and cultivators face when it comes to getting patients the medicine they need. The ability to produce more plants is a huge step forward and our cultivation team is already planning next steps so that we hit the ground running once the Mayor signs the bill into law.
Of course, patients should keep in mind that the real impact of an increased plant count won’t be seen in the dispensary for some time. Between the vegetative stage, flowering stage, and subsequent processing, we can expect the first harvests from the new plants to arrive no sooner than late Summer or early Fall. That’s a long time, we know, but the team at Capital City Cultivation will be bringing us many beautiful harvests in meantime and a couple surprises as well. Stay tuned!