Man in his early 20's smokes a joint of weed.


Whether you know it as cannabis, weed, pot, bud, or green, it’s important to know the facts about marijuana.

Local marijuana laws and penalties vary from state to state. Knowing the laws and facts of marijuana legalization in DC is the first step in ensuring the safety of your family.

Initiative 71, “Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014,” went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015. This initiative makes it legal for a person 21 years of age or older to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana for personal use in DC.

The Blunt Truth campaign has been developed to weed out any myths related to marijuana in the District of Columbia.

Cartoon characters Mary Jane and Reggie, the Blunt Truth campaign ambassadors.

Research shows that marijuana can
lead to dependence. Some heavy users experience

withdrawal symptoms

when they have not used the drug
for a period of time.

Kush the dog from the Blunt Truth campaign.

Selling marijuana or accepting “donations” for marijuana

is illegal

under the Initiative 71.