New Bill in D.C. Would Allow Returning Citizens to Work in the Medical Cannabis Industry

D.C. councilmembers introduced a bill Oct. 9 that would allow returning citizens to work in the medical cannabis industry, according to a DCist.com report.

The legislation would repeal a rule included in the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999 that prevents anyone with a felony conviction or misdemeanor cannabis offense from working at a medical cannabis cultivation center or dispensary, the news outlet reported.

The bill would also create a program that provides incentives for applicants seeking cultivation, dispensary and testing lab licenses when the business is more than 50% owned by returning citizens, according to DCist.com.

The Council’s Committee on Business and Economic Development will review the legislation later this month, the news outlet reported.

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