Author Archives: Valencia Mohammed

  • District’s Medical Marijuana Program Advances

    The DC Council passed emergency legislation on July 14 to advance the medical marijuana program. The bills provide a patient-centric medical marijuana use program, a sliding scale for the purchase marijuana, and an increase in the number of plants a grower can cultivate to meet patient demands. ...

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  • Tobacco Use Target of Government Surveys

    The US Census Bureau is currently collecting data about tobacco use as a voluntary supplement to its monthly July 2014 Current Population Survey. Scientifically selected households will be questioned about smoking habits regarding cigarettes, tobacco products other than cigarettes and ...

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  • Limbaugh Attacks D.C.’s Busboys and Poets

    Radio personality Rush Limbaugh, known for his racist tirades, attacked popular D.C. bookstore, Busboys and Poets, because “it dissed his two children’s books.” The ultra-conservative talk show host was upset that the executive director of Teaching for Change remarked on a ...

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  • New Safeway at Petworth, Long Overdue

    The Safeway at Petworth celebrated its grand opening on June 28, bringing the community a sustainable new store nearly three times the size of the previous grocery. The long-awaited structure, developed by Duball LLC, measures more than 62,000 square feet and serves as the anchor for a ...

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  • Marion Barry’s Autobiography—“Mayor for Life”

    In a new book, Washington D.C.’s four-term mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. tells the story of his life and political career over a span of 40 years.Entitled, “Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.,” the book will be of interest to any student of D.C. history. It may also be a ...

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  • Dr. Sebi, International Marijuana Healer, Coming to D.C.

    Dr. Sebi, a herbalist known for his controversial claims of curing many cancers and diseases using natural herbs, is coming to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the summer solstice and discuss the legalization of marijuana. The June 22 event at the Thurgood Marshall Center is sponsored by the ...

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  • D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe Announces Retirement

    Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced June 5 that he will retire in July following 30 years of service to the city, counting among his achievements the establishment of several programs intended to increase the safety of its residents. ...

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