Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, has a unique situation when it comes to cannabis legalization. The cannabis gifting culture that developed in the city as a result of cannabis laws rife with ambiguity was recently threatened with new legislation, but a last-minute change to the bill preserved the popular practice. Because D.C.—which sits on the land between Virginia and Maryland—is not a state, the district’s citizens are often at a disadvantage when it comes to many of the benefits of statehood. Residents of Washington D.C. can be called for jury duty and serve in the military; they also pay taxes and vote, yet they have no official representation in Congress. This creates a lot of gray areas in the law, making room for operations like the cannabis gifting “gray market” that erupted from loopholes in a cannabis legalization initiative passed in 2014. Cannabis and Washington D.C. have set the stage for a one-of-a-kind performance. On one side of the curtain, inventive entrepreneurs embrace the cannabis business while cleverly adhering to the district’s rules and regulations. On the other side, authorities and local lawmakers continue to spin a web of confusion regarding the accessibility of cannabis for citizens.
Posted By, Cannabis Central, 11/29/2021 08:30:00
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