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Morning Roundup: The ‘Boring Pot Clinic No. 1′ Edition

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Well, our new Web site has been live for more than 24 hours now—plenty of time for you to have decided what you like, what you hate, and what you really, really hate. So let us know. We might even listen!

Are you excited for our Best of D.C. 2010 issue, out in print tomorrow? Pick it up, it's the best! In it, you will learn much more than just where to go for the Best Burger, the Best Barbecue, and the Best Wine List. You'll also find out the Best Dandy (no, it's not you), the Best Edible Cold Remedy, and, according to the Readers Poll, the Best Place to Smoke Weed.

Speaking of weed, get ready to grow some! D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson says a provision that would allow "home cultivation" is under discussion and could be added to David Catania's medical marijuana legislation. You could get five or six plants! I mean, there's rules and everything, but still.

As the Washington Post points out this morning, a lot is at stake in how the city sets up the whole program, which will likely center around five (or some other number of) dispensaries. Luckily, there are lots of people with experience willing to help: like a "Netherlands company offering indoor-growing technology" and a "California dispensary proposing a new franchise."

(Could you go wrong with either one? Advice, Mike Riggs?)

More from the Post:

Council members are looking to the 14 states where the use of medical marijuana is legal for answers. Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, which supports legalizing pot for medical reasons, said that once policymakers become more familiar with regulating marijuana dispensaries, it becomes a routine part of governing.

"It's a boring clinic. It just maybe smells different than anything you've been in before," said Sherer, a D.C. resident who uses a marijuana spray four times a day for neck spasms.

That's actually what the clinics are going to be called: Boring Pot Clinic No. 1, Boring Pot Clinic No. 2, Boring Pot Clinic No. 3, etc.

In other non-pot-related local news, a flasher (description: white male) has been exposing himself to women on the Washington & Old Dominion bike trail. It's happened at least 11 times since January.

Speaking of white males, Joe Biden got really, really excited at the East Room signing ceremony for the healthcare bill yesterday. Barack Obama said things like:

“Our presence here today is remarkable and improbable. It has been easy at times to doubt our ability to do such a big thing, such a complicated thing. It’s easy to succumb to the sense of cynicism of what’s possible in this country."

Biden, not realizing he was being picked up on a mike, said simply: "This is a big fucking deal."

Happy hump day.

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Comments

  1. #1

    hate, hate, hate the orange/pink day-glo color. it's horrible. the old orange on the boxes is much better.

    also, the bar at the top is messed up on IE7.

  2. #2

    Yeah, the new website looks like one of those fake place-holder websites. The color is terrible-very garish and cheap looking. Not cool or even a little high style.

  3. #3

    can you guys zoom out? the print is enormous, and not consistent with normal font sizes on other websites.

    agreed that the color is pretty funky, although i like that pop-art inspired "CITY PAPER" hidden behind the banner at the top.

    the new pulldowns are nice, and working fine on chrome

  4. #4

    yeah, the font is way too huge. but i love the City Paper art at the top. too bad it's covered by an ad.

  5. #5

    Like I said earlier, it's impossible to read tiny pink text on a white background. I don't mind the color scheme, just make it bigger or drop something behind it. Or go back to black on white.

  6. #6

    This so-called medical mariijania is a bunch of bullshit, for medical purposes, give me a break! All the drug uses want is the right to grow and use pot, that it. As far as stimulating someones appetite or glaucoma it has been proven that a pill with the same THC properties works just as well for 98% of patients Source: New England Journal of Medicine.

  7. #7

    DUMB ASS FOLKS SMOKE WEED SO THEY DONT HAVE TO TAKE A PILL!

    SOMETIMES I WONDER ARE YOU REALLY THAT IGNORANT.

  8. #8

    It's not ignorant to stand-pat on these assholes who just want to get high trying to use a lame medicial excuse to do so. Just remember what doctor shopping can do, ask Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, OH! that right you can't, because they are DEAD! Today a doctor will say what ever you want them to say, remember you are paying the bill!,

  9. #9

    What's wrong with wanting to get high?

  10. #10

    IF FOLK WANT TO GET HIGH THEY DONT NEED A DOCTORS NOTE TO DO SO.

    YOU OUGHT TO KNOW THAT.

    WHAT AILMENT ARE YOU TREATING WITH ALL THAT CRACK YOU SMOKING?

  11. #11

    What wrong about getting high, are you fucking kidding me!
    Go to any cemetery and shout out to those in the ground, who were killed by drugs and then asked those killed by drunk drivers and write back to me and tell me what they said!

  12. #12

    MORE FOLKS DIE FROM PRESCIPTION/LEGAL DRUGS THAN RECREATIONAL DRUGS.

    CHECK THE STATS!

  13. #13

    About Vice President Biden, who cares what he said, he's human like the rest of us, no big woop!

  14. #14

    Smoking weed is FAR better than drinking. Drinking causes so many problems (drunken driving, domestic violence, violence in general) compared to getting high.

    Sorry Rick, can't agree with you.

    And let's not forget about the potential tax revenue if it's legalized. I'd rather the US government collect a boatload of money than the Mexican gangbangers causing mayhem bringing weed into the USA.

    Time to face reality.

  15. #15

    Rick you're so off base wouldn't even be funny if I was high. You CANNOT OVERDOSE FROM MARIJUANA. That is a fact. There is NOT ONE recorded case from a "pot OD". Try looking up similar statistics for alcohol or your cherished prescription drugs.

    Going by your recommendation I went to a cemetery and asked around. Nobody answered when I asked if any of them smoked pot and died.

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