The first crop of homegrown pot is harvested inside an apartment in Washington. Image: Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post

The smell near the Columbia Heights Metro station Wednesday night was unmistakable. A lit joint in hand, Tony Lee stood outside a residence talking with friends as the typical evening bustle passed them by, no one paying the group of men any special attention.

“The community I’m in, everyone engages in smoking,” said Lee, a 34-year-old District resident who runs his own small construction firm.

Plus, he said, if he’s not smoking, he smells the remnants of other people getting high throughout the city on a daily basis anyway.

“I’ve grown accustom to it,” he said.

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Perry Stein ~ Washington Post ~

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