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The latest issue of Washington City Paper is on stands today—and this week is our Pot Issue, filled with articles about the fumbles of medical marijuana, the possibilities of legalized pot, D.C.'s first legal pot reviews, and more. Pick it up on stands or read it here.


  • What legalized weed could look like in D.C. [WCP]
  • Why don't more people in D.C. have medical marijuana licenses? Probably because their doctors aren't writing them recommendations for the program.  [WCP]
  • District CFO nominee Jeff DeWitt easily made it through the D.C. Council's Finance and Revenue Committee confirmation hearing. [Loose Lips]
  • It's official: the District's Department of Transportation concedes that there's no way H Street/Benning Road streetcar line will be running this year. [Washington Post]


Critical Grass: One of the first people with a medical marijuana license in the District reviews four different strains currently available on the market.

High-End Eats: There are currently no legal edibles available yet in D.C.'s medical marijuana market, but there areplans to soon change that.

A Frenemy with Weed: There's tension between D.C. activists pushing for the legalization of marijuana and those pushing for decriminalization.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?

  • CFO nominee Jeff DeWitt breezes through Council hearing. [LLPost]
  • Vince Gray is for decriminalizing weed. [Post]
  • The WCP Pot Issue is here, featuring a marijuana dealer's perspective of decriminalization. Plus: where are the edibles? [WCP]
  • DDOT finally admits the streetcar won't run this year. [Post]
  • Council campaign finance bill moves forward. [WAMU]
  • Mayor opens St. Elizabeths East pavilion. [WBJ]
  • Pot decriminalization hearing that started yesterday continues today. [Washingtonian]
  • MetroAccess drivers could strike. [WAMU]
  • Ward 8 activist Philip Pannell hospitalized. [Blade]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • Everything you could possibly need to know about marijuana in the District. [WCP]
  • D.C.'s losing industrial space fast. [WBJ]
  • Work for a big employer? You could soon get bike commuting benefits. [GGW]
  • 12th Street NE: The new 11th Street NW? [UrbanTurf]
  • St. Elizabeths Gateway Pavilion is finally open. [WBJ]
  • For the second time in as many months, a Metro employee is charged with stealing nearly worthless fare cards. [DCist]
  • D.C.'s hospitals duke it out. [Washingtonian]
  • Today on the market: Suburban living at Dakota Crossing

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • Pink Line Project founder Philippa Hughes has breast cancer; will undergo a double mastectomy next week. [Arts Desk]
  • A look at how previous government shutdowns impacted the Smithsonian [Smithsonian Collections Blog]
  • Reminder: The Sackler Gallery's yoga exhibit is now open. [AP]
  • Photos show just how damaged the U.S. Capitol dome is. [WBJ]
  • Local jazz website/concert organizer Capital Bop launches a new conversation series, "Riffin'." [Capital Bop]
  • The founder of Frederick, Md., station WAFY-FM has died. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • Weird Virginia liquor laws include no serving mixed drinks in pitchers—except sangria. [WBJ]
  • Washington Post millennial coverage analysis: millennials spend 25 percent of their time at Doi Moi. [City Desk]
  • Where to avoid small plates on 14th Street NW [Eater]
  • The best brunch spots in D.C. [DCist]
  • Must try: parsley fettuccine at Ripple in Cleveland Park [Zagat]
  • Union Market will add Tuesday hours beginning Nov. 12. [Post]
  • Trouble for Ben's Chili Bowl on H Street NE? [PoPville]
  • Heavy Seas Alehouse brewpub set to open in Rosslyn this December. [ARLnow]
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