Marijuana in DC
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: mpdc.dc.gov/marijuana