A medical marijuana dispensary is set to open soon near Dupont Circle.
The National Holistic Healing Center will open its doors at 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW at the end of the month, says owner Chanda Macias.
Macias, a cell biology specialist who has worked at Howard University since 2007, says that the center will provide organic marijuana, edibles and educational workshops for local patients with medical marijuana prescriptions. She also has plans for workshops on gardening, cooking and holistic healing, which will cover which strains of marijuana best treat specific ailments.
The business, located in the basement of the office building at 1718 Connecticut Ave, is still under construction. When open, Marcias says it will include a main store stocked with several strains of marijuana and various edible or marijuana-infused products as well as a classroom space for workshops.
The opening date has not been set, but Macias says they are planning for a grand opening event once the construction is complete.
Macias says she has been working to get the dispensary approved for over a year.
Dupont Circle’s ANC 2B unanimously endorsed her application in a letter to the District Department of Health last May. After several rounds of scrutiny from the DOH, Macias says that the center got its final approval last month.