In Washington, D.C., residents can spread holiday cheer by giving gifts of cannabis for the first time legally. Despite weed being DC’s hottest christmas gift, the law still prohibits buying, selling, and public consumption. Just last week, congress included a rider barring the District from taxing and regulating marijuana in the current budget bill—but gifting up to an ounce to other adults is fine.
With over 500 home growers in D.C., plenty of people are happy to “gift” their crop with friends and family (as long as they are 21 and older). However, there is still a long way to go before marijuana is legal on a federal level.