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Medical marijuana growers in Washington, D.C., have struggled to keep up with the booming market and rising demand from patients.

Radically revamped medical marijuana regulations transformed it from one of the nation’s more conservative programs into one of the most liberal, nearly on par with California.

The quick shift sent the city’s cultivation centers scrambling to expand their operations. Corey Barnette, the owner of District Growers, told Fusion he’s had a hard time meeting the demand.

“The unfortunate reality is that the cultivation process takes time,” he said. “And I don’t think that standing in June — when we had 200 or 300 patients in the entire program — that anyone thought that by end of November that we would be knocking on the door of 2,000.”

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