The medical marijuana industry is booming in the nation’s capital thanks to loosened regulations and a hands-off approach by the federal government.
It’s so robust that Vanessa West, the general manager at Metropolitan Wellness Center, one of the city’s three functioning dispensaries has struggled to keep her patients medicated over the last few months.
“Supplies have been extremely limited,” she told Fusion. “So we’ve been hurting in that sense and the patients have been hurting, as well. We just don’t have a lot of product to sell them.”