•Washington D.C. voters approved a medical marijuana initiative in 1998. However, Congress effectively blocked the will of the people through a provision that would cut off federal funding if D.C. enacted a medical marijuana program. A new spending bill, which already passed the House, lifts the ban and would allow medical cannabis use in Washington D.C. MPP expects that the bill will pass the Senate and be “quickly” signed into law by the President…

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•Congratulations, Denver. You’re home to the country’s first marijuana restaurant – the Ganja Gourmet. Located on a block dubbed “Reefer Row” because it contains a number of medical marijuana dispensaries, the Ganja Gourmet is basically a dispensary with an “extensive menu of marijuana-based munchies, ranging from lasagna to jambalaya.”

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• Yet another professional athlete has been outed as a pot smoker. This time it’s the Atlanta Falcons’ Jonathan Babineaux. The defensive tackle was caught with 40 grams of marijuana (“found between three separate bags”) during a traffic stop. While Babineaux can’t boast a Super Bowl MVP award like fellow toker Santonio Holmes, he does lead his team in sacks so far this season…

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