Young person hands friend a joint.


In DC it is illegal for young people under the age of 21 to possess, buy, grow, or consume marijuana.

However, DC’s Initiative 71 (AKA Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014) allows adults over the age of 21 to possess certain amounts of marijuana. As a young person, it’s important for you to know why youth are treated differently than adults when it comes to marijuana laws. Read up on the risks associated with using marijuana as a young person here.

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

Young woman holds her head and looks stressed.

Studies show that long-term use
of marijuana by teens may

impair brain development.

Teenage boy working on an assignment in the classroom as teacher helps him,

According to the DC YRBS survey 51% of DC youth marijuana users had mostly

Ds and Fs in school.