The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allow chronically ill patients to receive a doctor's prescription to use marijuana and buy it from a city-sanctioned distribution center.

Under the bill, which passed without debate, a patient who suffers from HIV, glaucoma, cancer or a "chronic and lasting disease" may receive a doctor's recommendation to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana in a 30-day period. The patient would not be allowed to grow their own marijuana, but between five and eight pot distribution centers would be established in the city.

The council has to vote on the measure twice, and after that Congress will, no doubt, get its tighty whities in a twist, but for now: Huzzah!