You won’t have to worry about being high while having weed on you (unless you are driving). Carrying up to two ounces of marijuana is completely legal in Washington, DC.
Growing cannabis and producing concentrates for commercial use is still illegal in DC. Only medical marijuana dispensaries are permitted to profit from marijuana sales.
It is, however, legal to grow up to six plants in your home, with a maximum of three in the flowering stage, with the permission of your landlord. If you live with multiple housemates, who each wants to grow their own cannabis, the house limit is twelve, and only six can be flowering.
It is still unlawful to consume marijuana outside of your home. Smoking on the sidewalk, on a park bench, or in your car, for example, is against the law.
We strongly advise you to avoid federal land such as the National Mall if you’re carrying around marijuana in your pocket. If a federal law enforcement officer suspects you of having marijuana, you may be charged with possession.
The continued federal prohibition of medical and recreational marijuana has created a legal grey area. Legalizing and regulating a “Schedule I Drug” is more difficult in The District of Columbia due to its lack of statehood. Even in states with decade-old adult-use programs, federal agents can search marijuana growers, manufacturers, and dispensaries. DC residents and tourists will most likely only be able to access recreational marijuana through I71 until cannabis is federally legalized.
A bill has been introduced on the Senate floor by majority leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Cory Booker. While many are optimistic that the bill will be passed, we've been here many times before.
The American public overwhelmingly supports the legalization of marijuana for adults, but our politicians are more divided than ever. Schumer's progressive wish list could turn off moderate Democrats and Republicans who oppose prison reform, making reparations for the war on drugs, drug treatment programs, and putting revenue generated by cannabis sales into communities most affected by prohibition.
For now, cannabis is accessible through the I71 gifting program. The system is unusual but respected by law enforcement and has proven to be successful for cannabis users and outlets. Many cannabis services sell apparel or novelty items and gift the cannabis product of the customer's choosing.
Buddaflies was founded in 2018 to give the people of DC access to high-quality cannabis products and premium clothing. We are passionate about the culture, which spans far beyond the cannabis plant. Our t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, hats, and joggers are designed to represent that. We take this approach as an I71-compliant vendor and clothing manufacturer, earning respect from our city as one of the most trusted sources for cannabis goods.
Supporting Buddaflies when receiving free gifts in DC is an investment in the future of cannabis in the DMV area. You won't only have access to quality cannabis goods on the market; you'll have a statement piece by a brand built to last far beyond federal prohibition and Initiative 71.
Contact us today at (202) 867-7715 for the modern DC cannabis experience.
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