Is Weed Legal in DC?

Updated: Jan 18

With initiative 71 being passed as of 2014 it is now legal to gift up to one once of weed. However, with cannabis still being classified as a federally illegal substance it puts this wonderful plant in a legal grey area which is why we at Shop N Pop DC are here to help everybody who enjoys cannabis do so safely.

The DC marijuana laws that have been put into effect from initiative 71 state that anybody over 21 can possess up to two ounces of marijuana at one time, which you will know if you are an experienced marijuana user is quite the stash. Initiative 71 also states that anybody over 21 can also transfer up to one once of marijuana to another person as long as there is nothing being sold and also allows for the possession of up to six marijuana plants, bongs, and other paraphernalia.


This has led to the rise of the popular gifting system in DC which happens to also be the system that is used by Shop N Pop. This system works by having people who are interested in being gifted marijuana reach out to marujuana gifters who sell a variety of items such as stickers, t-shirts, or rolling papers at a marked up price similar to the price that they would pay for marijuana, if marijuana was 100% legal to sell in DC. Gifters often have store fronts or operate through delivery and curbside delivery.


Some important things to note before going out and obtaining marijuana gifts are having a valid ID on hand so that the gifter knows that they can legally gift you weed. In addition, although weed is legal to possess in DC the law states that you cannot smoke or use marijuana in public, but if you happen to be out of the public eye and are in the mood feel free to blaze up in the safety of the nations capital!

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