Good morning, Philadelphia. Yesterday marked a first for Philly as a march was held to celebrate the city's LGBT people of color — another step for a community that the city admits has long been discriminated against. Despite some roadblocks, medical marijuana patients in Philadelphia will soon have four new dispensaries within city limits and on Wednesday, the location of Center City's first one was announced. During tonight's NFL Draft, a new player could be joining the Eagles' quest for another title and we have plenty of thoughts on who that player might be. There's a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started.
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On Wednesday, chants of "I'm proud of my black skin, I'm proud of my brown skin," rang out in Center City as Philadelphia had its first march to celebrate LGBT people of color. The event marked the beginning of the Philadelphia Black Pride festival.
Philadelphia has been late to the game when it comes to medical marijuana dispensaries compared to the rest of the state, but that will be changing over the next few months.
Four dispensaries are on the horizon for patients in Philly and all of them are set to open by the fall — a reality that Mayor Kenney believes will "make critical treatments more accessible to patients in need."
Yesterday, it was announced that Center City will get its first dispensary this fall on Sansom Street, but it won't be the city's first. Philly's first dispensary will take root in Fishtown next month and locations will follow in Northeast and South Philadelphia.
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