D.C. legislators upended Congressional efforts to kill the November ’14 voter-approved ballot measure to legalize the possession, growing, and gifting of cannabis. Unable to implement the measure in January following federal appropriations bill restrictions, it now appears that D.C. has laid a legal premise to enact the measure.
Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ | February 26, 2015
DC voters in November approved a ballot initiative that 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 21 and older. The measure, which took effect Thursday, doesn’t legalize sales, so anyone who tries to make a profit off marijuana could still get locked up. Smoking in public remains banned.