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Marijuana in D.C.

 What you need to know:

 Initiative 71 does not legalize marijuana sales.
 
Possession of any amount of marijuana on federal land, like the National Mall, is still a criminal charge and can result in arrest and prosecution.
 
Marijuana remains a prohibited substance on and off campus for all CUA students.

 

Initiative 71: The Facts

 
An individual 21 years of age or older will be able to lawfully:
 
Possess two ounces or less of marijuana;
Use marijuana on private property;
Transfer one ounce or less of marijuana to another person, as long as:
no money, goods or services are exchanged; and
the recipient is 21 years of age or older;
Cultivate within his or her primary residence up to six marijuana plants, no more than three of which are mature.
 
However, even with the enactment of Initiative 71, it remains a crime for anyone to:
 
Possess more than two ounces of marijuana;
Smoke or otherwise consume marijuana on public space or anywhere to which the public is invited; including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops;
Sell any amount of marijuana to another person; or
Operate a vehicle or boat under the influence of marijuana.
 
Anyone under 21 years of age is still prohibited from possessing any marijuana.
 
 
For more information about marijuana in D.C, visit: http://mpdc.dc.gov/marijuana