Is Recreational Weed Legal In DC

Both medical and recreational marijuana is legal in DC but the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes remains illegal. Although you can’t technically buy recreational marijuana, there are seven medical dispensaries in Washington DC that make it easy for patients to purchase marijuana with a licensed medical card.

It’s also legal to give marijuana as a gift for recreational use and possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana for people over the age of 21 is legal as is the possession of paraphernalia for using marijuana. Residents of Washington DC can also cultivate up to six plants with three of these plants being mature. Although the cultivation of these plants is legal, a person is unable to sell the marijuana that they grow but they can give up to 1 ounce as a gift.

What many dispensaries do to get around the issue of recreational weed sales is give gifts of marijuana in exchange for stickers, cards, and more. If you go to a dispensary, you may be asked to buy a specific sticker and then exchange it for up to an ounce of recreational marijuana. This has been a system that has made it easier for many people to get access to the recreational weed they can get over the counter.

If you have a medical condition that could qualify for the use of medical marijuana, the application process for a medical marijuana card may be the best way to legally purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary in the district. Patients can apply easily online and there’s also a recommendation process with a number you can call from your doctor. Although it’s a $100 application fee, there is a low-income option for patients to qualify with a reduced fee of $25. Washington DC dispensaries will also accept out-of-state medical marijuana program cards as of the year 2019.

Recreational weed is legal in DC, but it does require a bit of adjustment and exchange to find the best way to access it legally.

This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of LOCAL’d and cannabis expert. LOCAL’d is a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support, LOCAL’d is one of the best services for weed delivery in DC!

 

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