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District of Columbia Marijuana Laws

District of Columbia Marijuana Laws

District of Columbia is one of the few places that allow marijuana for personal use.

Residents 21 years or older may legally possess up to 2 oz of marijuana for personal use and grow no more than 6 plants (with up to 3 mature). Possessing more than 2 oz is a misdemeanor, penalties for which include a $1,000 fine and a 6-month imprisonment.

Persons are also allowed to transfer without payment no more than 1 oz to other adults and use or sell drug paraphernalia related to the use, growing, or processing cannabis. Selling between 1 oz and 0.5 pounds is a crime, punishable by a $1,000 fine and a 6-month incarceration. A subsequent offense increases the penalties. Furthermore, sale within 1,000 feet of a school zone may bring a doubled penalty.

A person can use the substance only on private property. Public consumption is punishable by a fine of up to $100.

District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Laws

Patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and their primary designated caregivers are also allowed to have up to 2 oz of usable marijuana.

However, home cultivation remains illegal under the current law.

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