Agenda Item: Bill18-622 Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative Amendment Act of 2010 Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM
John A. Wilson Building # 500
Phil Mendelson, Chairperson
David A. Catania, Chairperson
Background: On January 19th, the Washington DC City Council amended the text of Initiative 59. There will be a Public Hearing on February 11th at the John A. Wilson Building on these changes. If you are interested in testifying or submitting your comments, you should contact Jennifer Barry of the Committee on Health, via email at: [email protected] or by phone at 202-724-8170. The deadline to sign up to testify is Tuesday, February 9th at 12:00 Noon. The February 8th meeting of the Washington, DC Americans For Safe Access Chapter will be dedicated to assisting residents prepare the testimony. Please come!
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Photo of George Washington at top courtesy Flickr Creative Commons Lic.
George Washington, 1795
Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828)
Oil on canvas; 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (76.8 x 64.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.160)
This portrait of President Washington, called the Gibbs-Channing-Avery portrait, is one of eighteen similar works known as the Vaughan group. The first of this type, presumably painted from life and then copied in all the others, originally belonged to Samuel Vaughan, a London merchant living in Philadelphia and a close friend of Washington. This original portrait by Stuart, painted in 1795 according to Rembrandt Peale, was subsequently acquired by Joseph Harrison of Philadelphia. While in Harrison’s collection, Rembrandt Peale copied it many times. The version now in the Metropolitan Museum, considered to be one of the earliest and best replicas, was sold to Stuart’s close friend, Colonel George Gibbs, and subsequently descended in the Gibbs family.
Make the most of Indian hemp seed, sow it everywhere. — George Washington
A hashish house in New York
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