Medical marijuana in D.C. by April?

The city’s first cannabis dispensary tells WJLA-TV it is aiming for an April opening — the most definitive plans yet in the city’s 15-year battle over medical marijuana. Capital City Care on North Capitol Street will offer — in addition to plain Mary Jane — “pot-infused cookies, brownies, candy and drinks — all made at Capital Care’s cultivation center in Northeast.” General manager David Guard tells WJLA he’s not anticipating a shortage of clients: “We get knocks on the door almost on a daily basis now … from MS patients to cancer patients and AIDS patients.”

In other news:

Rabid fox’s bite is “actually a really good sign” for the D.C. ecosystem (Post)

Campaign finance office filed complaint last month against former Michael Brown campaign treasurer (Examiner)

Spingarn High School wins its final basketball game (WRC-TV)

This should be fun: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is ranking member of the subcommittee overseeing District affairs (Roll Call)

UMC contract hearing was much ado about not much (Loose Lips)

Four things Barack Obama can do for D.C. (HuffPo)

David Catania wants to repeal “social promotion” rule (Post)

Concerns about charter school growth is “misplaced” (Post editorial)

Vince Gray has a plan for a post-elected-AG government (Legal TimesExaminerAP)

And he is pledging a 2 percent hike in per-pupil schools funding (PostExaminer)

“Is Gray plotting a second term? Seriously?!” (Examiner column)

Rogue taxi crackdown! (WRC-TV)

How can we turn “abandominiums” into real affordable housing? (GGW)

Judge promises redacted transcripts from sealed hearings in Chandra Levy case (WTOP)

West End Library battle goes before D.C. Court of Appeals (Examiner)

D.C. jail guard accused of marijuana smuggling (City DeskExaminer)

Surprise: Miscommunication compounded last month’s Green Line evacuation mess (Post)

Washington Monument will get scaffold soon (WTOP)

How the public — local blog readers, at least — would have used the fiscal 2012 surplus (GGW)

GPS-bracelet-wearing burglar charged after allegedly attempting Georgetown break-in (Post)

New scooter law is now in effect; rules to come (WRC-TV)

DDOT studies where the bike and pedestrian crashes are (DCist)

Many levels of creepitude here (Examiner)

Peter Rosenstein says, again, that the city’s doing great aside from all the ethics stuff (Blade)

Bids for the West Heating Plant start coming in (WBJUrbanTurf)

Today’s the day for D.C. Water mascot tryouts (WTOP)

“Where Are The Chains On Chain Bridge?” (Ghosts of DC)

Worst guerrilla art ever (DCist)

“Their dinner with Andrés” — Obamas dine at Minibar (HuffPo)

On Valentine’s Day, #southeastlove was a thing (CHotR)

And courthouse weddings (WJLA-TVBlade)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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Mike DeBonis · February 14, 2013