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Is Weed Legal In DC?


Quick Summary of the Current DC Law on Cannabis

The Metropolitan Police Department website [1] has a clear description of what has been legal in the District of Columbia (DC) since February 26, 2015 with regards to the possession of small amounts of cannabis. This legalization was the result of the self-enacting votes of DC residents relating to the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Initiative (commonly known as Initiative 71).

For adults 21 years and older, the follow are now completely legal and no longer a criminal violations:


  • To have two ounces or less of cannabis in one's possession;

  • To transfer one ounce or less of cannabis to another person who is at least 21 years old, but with the complete prohibition of payment or any other type of exchange of goods or services being associated with this transfer;

  • To cultivate up to six marijuana plants in one's residence, and of those six plants, no more than three can be already mature;

  • To be in possession of marijuana-related drug paraphernalia required for handling one ounce or less of marijuana – such as accessories, cigar wrappers, cigarette rolling papers, and the like;

  • To use cannabis on private property.


Given the clear wording of the law on what is now legal, it means the following are still illegal and imply a criminal violation that can be prosecuted for:


  • Being in possession of any quantity of cannabis while under 21 years of age

  • The actual sale of any amount of marijuana to another person

  • Being of possessing of more than two ounces of marijuana contrary to permissible limits;

  • Actual operation of a vehicle or boat while under the influence of cannabis; or

  • The use of marijuana in any public space, and use includes the smoking, eating, or drinking  of marijuana, or even holding or carrying lighted smoking equipment filled with marijuana or just a roll of paper. Public spaces cover streets, sidewalks, alleys, parks, or parking areas, while in a vehicle on any street, alley, park, or parking area or any place to which the public is invited.


How Heady Club Can Legally Provide Weed Delivery Service in DC


Given the state of the laws on cannabis cultivation, possession and use in DC at the moment, how is Heady Club, a DC cannabis store, able to legally deliver weed to residents?  Heady Club operates within the bounds of DC law by only sourcing their product from growers who operate within the regulatory system set up by Initiative 71. This means that the cannabis delivered by Heady Club is fully tracked from seed to sale, and that it meets all of the required safety testing before being made available to customers.

While there are 5 medical dispensaries in DC at the moment, you will need a medical card to buy cannabis from them. Heady Club is recreational and is able to provide their weed delivery service thanks to a legal loophole. Under current law, residents of DC are allowed to gift small amounts of cannabis to one another as long as no money changes hands. Heady Club takes advantage of this provision by charging a “delivery fee” for their service, which covers the cost of gifting the cannabis to customers.


Heady Club is an I-71 compliant online shop in DC and is completely a legal, safe, and convenient way to get your weed fix in DC. If you’re looking for high-quality cannabis delivered right to your door, look no further than Heady Club.


What Are Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot, Dabs, and Hash?


Cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot, dabs, and hash all refer to the same plant – Cannabis sativa. The different names are used to describe the various forms of the plant, including the leaves, flowers, seeds, and extracts.


Cannabis has been used for centuries for its medicinal and recreational properties. The plant contains more than 100 active compounds, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the compound that causes the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis use, while CBD does not have any psychoactive effects.


Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways, including smoking, vaporizing, eating, and drinking. Cannabis can also be consumed in the form of oils, tinctures, edibles, and topical products.


In the United States, cannabis is legal for medicinal use in 33 states and recreational use in 10 states. However, cannabis is still illegal under federal law.

Recreational Cannabis and Medical Cannabis: What Is The Difference?

The main difference between recreational cannabis and medical cannabis is that recreational cannabis is consumed for its psychoactive effects, while medical cannabis is consumed for its therapeutic benefits.


Medical cannabis is used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. Recreation cannabis is typically used for its psychoactive effects, such as relaxation and euphoria.


Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The first recorded use of cannabis for medicinal purposes was in 2737 BC by the Chinese emperor Shennong. Cannabis was used to treat a variety of conditions, including gout, rheumatism, malaria, and absent-mindedness.


In the early 1800s, Western doctors began to prescribe cannabis for a variety of conditions. Cannabis was used to treat everything from migraines to menstrual cramps.


  1. The Facts on DC Marijuana Laws, Metropolitan Police Department.  

  2. District of Columbia Laws and Penalties,  The NORML Foundation Website, 

  3.  Cannabis in Washington, D.C., Wikipedia,,_D.C. 

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