Inside Washington DC’s Pop-Up Marijuana Markets

Inside Washington Dc’s Pop Up Marijuana Markets

Though Washington D.C.’s marijuana laws are far from complete, cannabis policy in our nation’s capital has long been at a standstill. In D.C., you can smoke marijuana in private residences, own a small amount of weed, and grow marijuana plants at home.You cannot, however, buy or sell marijuana. So how are people who don’t want to grow their own herb getting weed? Despite federal restrictions, marijuana pop-up markets that ‘gift’ rather than sell weed are flourishing throughout the district. Here’s a closer look at D.C.’s underground marijuana community and the legislation keeping Mary Jane in the dark. Initiative 71 Legalized Weed Possession and Little Else David Berkowitz/flickr I-71 legalized recreationalmarijuana. This means that anyone over 21 can have 2 ounces of weed, grow six plants (three flowering at a time, technically), give 1 ounce of weed away without receiving payment, and smoke in a private home. Since I-71 passed in 2015, legislators haven’t proposed a system for...

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