While the sale of Cannabis in Washington D.C is still illegal, Initiative 71 passed in November 2014 has been a small step in the right direction. The Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014 went into effect February 2015. The initiative allows adults 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six plants, and gift up to one ounce of pot to other adults.
Just like Maine, Washington ‘gangapreneurs’ found creative ways around the legality of sales. Cannabis is legal for gifting, so many companies will sell non-cannabis products and throw marijuana in as a gift. Other companies let you set your price for an item (like, a hat for example), and gift you that amount in cannabis. However, unlike Maine, Washington D.C has been in the game for 3 years now,