Last November voters in Washington D.C. approved Initiative 71, the measure that legalized personal possession and consumption of marijuana for adults in the District. This newly enacted amendment does not, however, contain a provision to address legal purchases or sales to facilitate the legal use.
This means that adults may possess and use, but do not have a legal way to obtain the plant without cultivating at home. To encourage residents to abide by the law, which means no monetary exchanges, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign is sponsoring two seed sharing events this week.
More than 1,300 have people signed up for the exchanges. The first of which is scheduled at the Libertine in the Adams Morgan neighborhood from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The second is scheduled for Saturday March 28 from 4:20 to 7:00pm at the D.C. Cannabis Campaign Headquarters.
Adam Eidinger, leader of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign said,
“This is a historic moment. It really does mark the conclusion of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign. We’ve accomplished our goals.”
Eidinger believes the seed share demonstrates authentic marijuana legalization. It’s a grass roots movement where making money is not the focus.
He added that the participants are people who formerly bought marijuana off the black market, but if they grow their own, they won’t have to purchase it illegally any more.
Eidinger has publicized that there should be no cannabis usage at the gathering, but only the sharing of seeds and cultivation tips. He stated,
“I’ve said to people, basically: Come, get your seeds and go home and plant them.”
Adult residents of Washington D.C. can RSVP for the events here.
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