Cannabis Festival Celebrates DC Legalization Movement, But Without Pot – Marijuana News
The first-ever National Cannabis Festival was held in D.C. on Saturday -- but organizers told people to leave their marijuana at home before they attended the event.
Sound confusing? Not quite as confusing as D.C.'s often-changing marijuana laws.
Under current D.C. marijuana law, those 21 years and up can legally possess a small amount of weed, as long as they do not use or expose it in public.
But no one is allowed to possess pot on federal property -- and in the District, whether land is federal or D.C. property can change by the block. Those rules went into effect last year; earlier this week, the D.C. Council explicitly banned smoking pot outside of homes.
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Anna Riley and Derrick Ward ~ NBCWashington.com ~