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Our Morning Roundup: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust Edition

The voluptuous vaporizer vixen tending bar at Big Joe Englert's Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street NE totally called it two weeks ago. Two ounces of marijuana per month? "That's simply not enough for some people," she said.

Turns out, D.C. Council agrees. Officially giving the green light to medical marijuana in District yesterday, the Council also added new language potentially doubling the legal limits for personal possession. WaPo reports:

The bill, which now goes to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), originally restricted chronically ill patients with a doctors’ recommendation to no more than two ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period. But the council approved an amendment giving the Fenty administration the authority to set the possession limit at four ounces a month if it decides the need exists.

Four ounces? Per month? Wow. We're talking about a serious chronic condition here. Even my fiendish college girlfriend couldn't smoke that much. Still no word whether the D.C. law covers chronic conditions such as writer's block.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the medical marijuana capital of America, the city government has ordered 439 pot shops to close, according to the L.A. Times. By comparison, D.C. law will allow for just five to eight locations.

In other news: WJLA-TV reports that a drunk driver crashed his car into the Mt. Pleasant library yesterday at "great speed."

The Examiner notes that "at least seven different youths who were supposed to be monitored by D.C.'s juvenile justice agency have now been accused of murder, including the alleged killers of school principal Brian Betts."

In the world of art, porny painter Pablo Picasso's 1932 "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for a record $106.5 million. Channeling Jon Lovitz....He's Picasso!

In sports, the Caps-slaying Montreal Canadiens lose to freaking Pittsburgh, 2-0. The Pens' Marc-Andre Fleury blocks everything his hometown Habs fire at him. French-Canadian goalies always win in Montreal. (See: Martin Brodeur.) Maybe Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau should have gone back to Jose Theodore in Game Six. Oof.

The National Weather Service predicts sunny and warm temperatures today with low humidity (for once).

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  1. #1

    The subject of "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," model Marie-Thérèse Walter, bore Picasso's daighter María de la Concepción ("Maya") in 1935. She died in 1977, four years after Picasso's death, a suicide.

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