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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011

DeMorning Links: The marijuana is coming!


The Medicinal Marijuana Company of America at their planned New York Avenue digs. (Michael S. Williamson - The Washington Post)
The marijuana is coming! WRC-TV gives the full local-news I-team treatment to the fact that most medical marijuana growers and sellers applying for city licenses are looking to locate in a small portion of Ward 5. Reporter Tisha Thompson, formerly of WTTG-TV, goes on to document the NIMBY horror, complete with scenes from a contentious ANC meeting. Only at the end does she note the reason why Ward 5 is getting slammed with pot facilities: city zoning restrictions. For a more enlightening read, check out City Paper, whose Lydia DePillis makes the strong case that the economic activity generated by marijuana operations will improve the neighborhood, not ruin it.

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