In the District of Columbia, cannabis, also known as marijuana, is legal for both medicinal and recreational use.
In 2014, D.C. residents voted to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The following year, the city implemented a program to establish a regulated system for the sale and distribution of marijuana. Today, adults 21 and over are able to purchase and possess up to two ounces of marijuana for recreational use.
In addition to recreational use, marijuana is also legally available for medicinal purposes in the District of Columbia. Patients with qualifying conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and glaucoma, can obtain a medical marijuana card and purchase marijuana from a licensed dispensary.
Despite its legal status, there are still some restrictions on the use of marijuana in D.C. It is illegal to use marijuana in public, including on streets, sidewalks, and parks. It is also illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.
The sale and cultivation of marijuana is also regulated in D.C. to ensure that
the product is safe for consumption. Only licensed businesses are allowed to cultivate, process, and sell marijuana, and they must follow strict guidelines to ensure the quality and safety of their products.
Overall, the legalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia has been a success, with a regulated system in place to ensure the safe and legal use of the drug. It has also provided economic benefits, with the tax revenue generated from the sale of marijuana being used to fund various programs and initiatives in the city.