On March 26th and March 28th, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign – the group responsible for legalizing cannabis in the nation’s capital – held events where they distributed thousands of free cannabis seeds to anyone 21 and older. According to estimates from the group, there was over 25,000 seeds distributed over the course of the two-day, 5-hour event.
In D.C., thanks to the passage of Initiative 71 in 2014, the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, is entirely legal for those 21 and older. However, a legal method of obtaining cannabis or cannabis seeds has yet to be established, meaning these events will allow thousands of individuals to begin cultivating their first legal cannabis plant.
“These seeds are a form of freedom, the whole world has been waiting not just D.C.,” said Patrick Mitchell as he waited in line Saturday for his free seeds.
“Our generation is coming out of the closet with stuff like this”, said Amy Dunham, another D.C. resident that was in line for free seeds Saturday. “A lot of us have been smoking hush hush for many many years.”
“Everyone is really happy to be here”, she added.
“People willing to wait in line for a few seeds that’s a beautiful thing,” says Adam Eidinger of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign.
The D.C. Cannabis Campaign has yet to announce if they’ll be holding more seed-sharing events, but the group tells us that it’s a possibility. For those who missed this event, you can get cannabis seeds from most top selling seed banks.