U.S. Tennis Association’s Mid-Atlantic HQ to occupy Innovation Park; State Senate passes bill loosening restrictions on cannabis oil prescriptions

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Feb. 8.

A 46-acre tennis facility serving as the United States Tennis Association, Mid-Atlantic Section’s new headquarters will be built at Prince William County’s Innovation Park. The project, costing $15 million, is expected to wrap up by December 2021.

Virginia doctors can currently prescribe intractable epilepsy patients medical marijuana, but getting medical marijuana in Virginia may soon become a lot easier now that the state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe cannabis oil to patients with any diagnosed disease or condition.

The Signature apartment building in Reston Town Center will begin hosting art exhibitions in its ground floor gallery through a new partnership with the Greater Reston Arts Center. D.C. painter Craig Moran’s work is on display now.
(Reston Now)

Following the Ku Klux Klan propaganda that was found in Loudoun County on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, one family took it upon themselves to set up the Orange Ribbon Campaign in which orange ribbons are placed on doors and mailboxes to show “a sign of love and unity, in response to expressions of hate and bigotry.”
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

What was once called Crystal City’s Wednesday Night Spins now goes by the name Crosshairs Garage Races. Registration  for the underground bike races, to be held at the 201 12th Street S. parking garage’s G4 level, is now open.
(ARL Now)

Now through April 11, those interested can order two seedling packages through the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual sale.
(Reston Now)

A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that 9 percent of crashes involve tired drivers, results that are, according to this study, eight times higher than what was originally estimated.