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Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 12/01/2011

DeEvening Links: Montel’s medical marijuana pitch

Williams, at a 2005 Capitol Hill rally (MANUEL BALCE CENETA - ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Celeb Montel Williams showed up at a Ward 5 community meeting last night to sell residents on his plans for a medical marijuana operation. He didn’t exactly charm residents’ pants off, Martin Austermuhle reports at DCist: “They cited worries about crime, future development and what it would say about their ward if it became the de facto medical marijuana district. ... The stigma of marijuana and the lack of basic services like playground in some parts of the ward has made residents wary, no matter how good a pitch Williams delivered.”

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Marion Barry talks about reports that he wants his son to replace him: “I put that out as bait to a couple of people, and they bit right in to it. .. If he decides he wants to do it, he’s got to earn it.” (WTTG-TV)

Can Vincent Gray convince this prosperous tech startup to remain in D.C.? (Capital Business)

Some D.C. restaurant bathrooms are rather risque (City Paper)

That 15 mph speed limit proposal is on ice (@timcraigpost, City Desk)

”The office where the Watergate break-in occurred is now protected by ADT.” (@OConnellPostBiz)

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