Mayor Muriel Bowser is proposing doubling the amount of marijuana that patients can receive in a month, from two to four ounces, citing "best practices."

“We are committed to building a safe, high-quality medical marijuana program that meets the needs of patients without unduly burdening patients and providers,” Bowser said in a statement.

“As such, we are excited to make improvements that will enhance the effectiveness of our program by aligning it with best practices and allow us to better meet the need of our residents and the growth of the medical marijuana industry.”

A D.C. Department of Health's Scientific Subcommittee unanimously voted to recommend increasing the limit in July, a change that dispensaries have been requesting for several years.

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Rachel Sadon ~ DCist.com ~

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