The Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Use in Washington, DC

There’s much to do and see in America’s capital cityCoincidentally, one of those activities may include smoking some weed. But before you run out to light up a joint at the Washington Monument, there are definitely some things you should know.

Where and How to Buy

Though small amounts of marijuana can be possessed and consumed in Washington, D.C., by adults 21 and older, cannabis sales are currently not allowed. It can be grown at home and shared only.

How to Consume

Those 21 and older can smoke and consume cannabis edibles legally on private property only. Up to six cannabis plants, and up to three of these mature plants can be grown in an individual’s primary residence. Up to an ounce of marijuana can be transferred, but not sold, to someone 21 years and older.

What Isn’t Allowed

It is illegal for anyone younger than 21 to possess marijuana. But those 21 and older can possess up to 2 ounces, or 56.7 grams, of cannabis. It is a criminal offense to possess more than 2 ounces.

An adult 21 and older can also transfer up to 1 ounce, or 28,35 grams, of cannabis to someone else 21 and older as long as no money, goods, or services are exchanged. It is a crime to sell any amount to another person. The penalty for selling marijuana is potentially six months in jail or a $1,000 fine for a first offense.

Marijuana can be used in private homes only – though an apartment landlord can still restrict use. It’s a crime to use it in public or anywhere the public gathers, including bars,

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