Gifting weed is the only way you can purchase marijuana in Washington DC without a medical marijuana card.
Understanding the law is super important. Always keep that in mind. Three states, three sets of weed laws.
Welcome to the District of Columbia the place where we know how to get weed in the DMV. The District is not in Virginia and it is not in Maryland. The Nation’s Capital is a “district” (not a state) and has its own local laws outside of the federal government.
Washington DC has passed a law called Initiative 71 (I-71) some years ago. This law allows for the transportation and gifting weed within the Washington DC city limits.
Can you gift weed in Virginia in 2022?
Virginia as of July, 2021 became the first “southern state” to legalize recreational marijuana use.
Great, I can walk down the GW Parkway smoking cannabis products? No! I can run down to a cannabis dispensary and grab under an ounce right? No!
In Virginia it is legal to possess but not sell cannabis by any means. Virginia only allows for medicinal purchases at state run facilities for card holders. Virginia and Maryland offer medical marijuana cards for those that qualify and have endured the waiting period. Many articles have been written about this long process and the scant selection of medical marijuana dispensaries.
There is no other way to legally purchase weed in Virginia. Initiative 71 allows for the gifting weed of up to an ounce of cannabis flowers but in Washington DC only.
Some may still ask, “can this help deliver cannabis back to virginia?” Well, one can then traverse back to VA without breaking any laws. You cannot legally get weed brought to you in Virginia, but you can go to Washington DC to secure your 4:20 needs. Washington DC is the only safe place to legally get weed in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia) area.
What about gifting weed in virginia?
In Washington DC individuals are allowed to “gift” weed. This means that the person delivering your weed is not selling you weed. They are gifting weed to you.
Marijuana is recreationally legal in VA and by 2024 state licensed dispensaries for recreational use will be established. Virginia lawmakers have explicitly stated this will not be like Washington, DC. There are no delivery services or store fronts allowed at all, in VA.
There is no Initiative 71 in VA. There is only “private gifting” in Virginia. Such wording definitely eliminates advertising and marketing cannabis for “gifting” in Virginia. I
In fact, one who attempts to deliver into Virginia or transport into Virginia is subject to federal trafficking charges! I would not meet anyone to exchange a cannabis “gift” in VA
There is no selling, buying, or driving with weed in Virginia.
Can I meet someone for gifting in Maryland?
I would not do so. Maryland has legal medical dispensaries. Recreational use is decriminalized under ten grams. In Maryland they have made it that smoking is no big deal but recreational gifting weed to others is not legal.
Maryland is still fighting the full legalization battle.
Maryland, medical cannabis is fine, but recreational weed is illegal. However, if you get busted with less than 10g, they won’t waste time imprisoning you but there might be a fine. Anything more than that is a misdemeanor or felony and could come with jail time. In Virginia, weed is legal to possess, consume, and grow if you’re over 21, but there’s no legal way to buy it if you don’t have a medical prescription.
Why is gifting weed safe in DC Only?
DC is a special case because it doesn’t have state laws to follow, but it does have its own cannabis laws. The District is not in Virginia and it is not in Maryland. The Nation’s Capital is a “district” (not a state) and has its own local laws outside of the federal government.
Washington DC has passed a law called Initiative 71 (I-71) some years ago. This law allows for the transportation and gifting of cannabis within the Washington DC city limits. This is how weed delivery services exist in the District.
Can you legally get weed from a guy walking down the street? No, you cannot! That is selling weed and is not legal. The only way to get recreational weed is to take a trip into Washington, DC.
Avoid getting your marijuana gifts from shady places.
To be clear weed is not legal in the District of Columbia ( DC ). It is legal to possess it. Technically, the police can arrest one for “smoking, eating, or drinking marijuana.
Also holding or carrying a lighted roll of paper or other lighted smoking equipment filled with marijuana – in any public space, such as on any street, sidewalk, alley, park, or parking area; in a vehicle on any street, alley, park, or parking area; or any place to which the public is invited”. Said DC.GOV.
There are no recreational store fronts allowed in DC, Maryland, or VA. Washington DC is the only local in the DMV where delivery services are “legal’, neither in VA or in MD are delivery services or store fronts tolerated. Simply put, to do so in Virginia is volunteering to go to jail!