The four proposed medicinal marijuana dispensaries across the District are now moving into the final stages of approval to operate out of their sties. Originally six sites were approved for registration.
Herbal Alternatives at 1147 20th St. NW; Metropolitan Wellness Center at 409 Eighth St. SE; Takoma Wellness Center at 6925 Blair Rd. NW; and Center City Care at 1334 N. Capitol St. NW are able to pursue building permits now and each has received the Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s blessing except the Center City location.
Although the sites are in final stages, it could still be months before they make an official sale. None of the sites have certificates of occupancy, which the city’s zoning administrator has to approve.