As the great marijuana debate continues to rage across our country, multiple states have started to sway back and forth in the direction of the little green plant. Now, almost half of our country has voiced appreciation for the fragrant herb and have allowed medical use for cannabis. Meanwhile, multiple states have also taken the extra step by legalizing the drug for recreational use. From the Pacific Powerhouse to the East Coast Enforcers and all the way to the Midwest Marathon, our country has taken a whole new perspective on the fragrant herb. So where does that leave our nation’s capital Washington D.C.? How does the heart of our country deal with a plant that has sparked so much love and controversy over the years? Let’s take a closer look at some facts about legal cannabis in the United States Capital.
Founding Father’s Nation
Nestled between Virginia and Maryland, Washington D.C. is the great symbol of Americana and a bright representation of our nation’s proud history. An important global capital, D.C. is named after Founding Father George Washington (the 1st president of the United States) and is home to the American government and every president since the mid-1700s. Visitors to this vast metropolitan area will easily spot famous landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial, and tourists and locals can enjoy the site of our president’s home The White House. Bustling and busy, D.C. is a rough neighborhood with a rich history.
For over twenty years, medical-grade marijuana has been 100% legal in Washington D.C., and the city officially legalized recreational pot back in 2014 (thanks to the passage of Initiative 71). Also known as the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Initiative, this piece of legislation did not provide for the sale of the plant and does not apply to federal property, meaning scant portions of D.C. allow recreational use. Despite being legal, marijuana cannot be consumed on public or federal property. If a person smokes or eats cannabis in a public setting, this individual can face a civil penalty resulting in a fine of $100 be charged with a DUI.
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