The DC Council approved a measure allowing residents to self-certify for a medical cannabis license. On July 6, 2022, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed this measure, the Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 ([link removed]) , into law.
This law will allow DC residents, at least 21 years of age, to self-certify on their patient application that they will use cannabis purchased from a licensed dispensary for medical purposes. This self-certifications will be in lieu of securing a recommendation from their healthcare provider.
Residents who want to self-certify can do so at the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration office or fill out an application through the online portal.
I look forward to working with the District government to create protections for residents who use marijuana. For example, I introduced the Prohibition of Marijuana Testing Act of 2021 (now known as "Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022"). If passed, it would prohibit employers from firing, failing to hire, or taking other personnel actions against an individual who participates in the District's or another state's medical cannabis program.
As we work to expand the laws around the District's cannabis industry, I encourage all residents needing a medical card to take advantage of this free program. Registrations are free through August 18, 2022. Registrations issued by September 30, 2022, are valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance. For more information visit: [link removed] ([link removed]) .
Effective July 6, 2022, residents who are at least 21 years of age can self-certify on their patient application that they will use cannabis purchased from a licensed dispensary for medical purposes in lieu of securing a recommendation from their healthcare provider. Registrations are free through August 18, 2022. Registrations issued by September 30, 2022, are valid for two years. Click here ([link removed]) to learn more about the process and requirements to register.
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Join Serve DC for an Active Shooter Preparedness Training for DC's Religious and Nightlife Communities.
Training will focus on key areas of safety to build resilience and preparedness for your community, institution, and business.
Monkeypox is a rare but potentially severe viral illness transmitted from person to person through direct contact with bodily fluid or lesions. DC Health is scheduling Monkeypox vaccine appointments for residents who fit their criteria. Click here ([link removed]) to sign up for vaccine updates, including the next opportunity to schedule an appointment. To learn more about Monkeypox and how the District is combatting it, visit DC Health's website
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DCPS Summer Food Service
DC Public Schools is providing free breakfast and lunch to all children and youth 18 and younger throughout the summer. Students can stop by any number of summer school sites where they will receive a meal to be consumed on-site. Residents can email questions or feedback to [email protected]. Click here ([link removed]) to see all summer food service locations, dates, and times.
Outdoor Movie Nights and Late Night Drip Across DC
Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a number of movie nights and late night pool openings across the District. Click here ([link removed]) to view the full schedule of screenings. Learn more
([link removed]) about the late night pool parties ("Late Night Drip"). Please keep in mind that these events are subject to cancellation due to weather. DPR will announce cancellations on twitter, facebook, and text/SMS alert (via Nixel). Nixel alerts and links to all of DPRs social media can be found here
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DC Minimum Wage Increase to $16.10
DC increased the minimum wage from $15.20 to $16.10 per hour, higher than any state in the country. While there is still more work to do, this is a win for DC workers. The tipped minimum wage also increased to $5.35 per hour.
Have you checked out the 2021 Progress Report? Click the link below and see exactly what progress Councilmember Trayon White has made for Ward 8 residents.
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** NATALEE S. SNIDER CONFIRMATION RESOLUTION OF 2022
The Committee on Recreation, Libraries & Youth Affairs held a Public Roundtable on the following Legislation:
* PR24-0811 ([link removed]) “DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE ON CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS NATALEE S. SINDER CONFIRMATION RESOLUTION OF 2022”
We bought essential resouces to Woodland.
On Wednesday, July 13th, Councilmember Trayon White partnered with Indy.B Mentoring & Modeling ([link removed]) to bring Resources to the Block to Woodland. Residents left happy, fed and equipped with essential resources.
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