Over 25,000 Free Cannabis Seeds Distributed in Washington D.C.

On March seeds26th 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.

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D.C. Hosting Nation’s Largest Legal Cannabis Giveaway Today, Another Saturday

springToday, March 26th, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign will be holding the nation’s largest legal cannabis giveaway.

At the event, titled Spring Seed Shares, the group will be distributing over 16,000 cannabis seeds to celebrate the district’s one-month anniversary of cannabis legalization taking effect.

“Since Ballot Initiative 71 passed last November, the DC Cannabis Campaign has received many requests for cannabis seeds,” the Campaign says. “We’ve said all along, ‘ask a friend, they might have some seeds to give you.’ Still, we know that not everyone has friends who have seeds available to share.”

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Cannabis Possession, Cultivation Now Legal in Washington D.C.

The possessiondc and private cultivation of cannabis for recreational purposes is now legal for those 21 and older in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States.

In D.C., thanks to Initiative 71 becoming law at midnight (EST), February 26th, those 21 and older can legally possess up to two ounces of cannabis – twice as much as authorized in Colorado and Washington – and can cultivate up to six cannabis plants, three of which can be mature. Smoking in public remains illegal, but has been reduced to a simple ticket.

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Cannabis Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday

Starting Thursdayd.c., February 26th, Initiative 71 will take effect in Washington D.C., legalizing the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants. The measure will apply to those 21 and older, and smoking in public will remain illegal, though the penalty will be reduced to a simple ticket.

Initiative 71 was approved with over 70% of the vote in November, 2014, going a step further than the D.C. Council’s recent decriminalization of up to an ounce of cannabis. Initiative 71 didn’t legalize cannabis sales, though legislation was filed recently in the D.C. Council to do just that.

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Cannabis Legalization Goes Into Effect Next Week in Washington D.C.

On February 26th, barring federal interference, Initiative 71 will take effect in Washington D.C., legalizing the possession and private cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older.dc

Initiative 71, which was approved with over 70% of the vote, will legalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, in addition to the private cultivation of up to six plants.

Although Initiative 71 didn’t legalize cannabis sales, legislation was filed last month in the D.C. Council to do just that. However, Congress has since passed a national spending bill which prohibits the district from spending federal or local funding implementing the legalization of cannabis. In response to this, President Obama included a change in his proposed 2016 budget which would allow D.C. to spend its own funding legalizing cannabis sales.

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