Marijuana Laws

On November 4, 2014, voters passed Initiative 71, which legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana by visitors and residents 21 and older in Washington, DC. DC legalized the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of specific conditions in 2010. The federal government continues to prohibit any use of marijuana, recreational or medicinal.

For more information on the facts about the legalization of marijuana in Washington, DC, go to the Metropolitan Police Department website.