Three firearms were also recovered.
It is also legal to transfer one ounce or less of marijuana to someone who is at least 21 as long as there is no payment or any other type of exchange of goods and services.
Recently, police have been cracking down on “giveaway” events where vendors sell customers a small item, like a sticker, and then “give” customers marijuana as a free gift.
A police spokesman said the arrests were made while police were executing a search warrant and while it is not known if the vendors knew what they were doing was legal or the legality of their products, it is up to the vendors to know if the products being sold are legal.
June 18, 2018, 8:52 AM
WASHINGTON — D.C. police announced they made a series of arrests at a “marijuana pop-up event” in Northeast D.C. on Saturday night.
Selling pot is still illegal as is smoking, eating, or drinking it anywhere in public.
It is legal to possess two ounces or less of marijuana in D.C. if you’re at least 21-years-old, according to the District’s website.
A map of where the arrests were made can be seen below.
Police announced they made 30 arrests and seized several pounds of marijuana, THC along with more than $10,000 at a marijuana “pop-up” event in Northeast D.C.
“We’ve got nothing like that here,” he told me sternly.
“That’s about all I have to say about it,” he said, retaining his polite smile. “You can try getting an official statement from the park’s information officer, Mike Litterst, though.”
Noticing that the vast majority of the posts were attributed to a single author calling himself “Rick Skunk,” I Googled that name to find his email address. After shooting him an introductory message, he responded in the affirmative, and said to let him know what I needed.
“Oh, yeah, jeez,” she said. “It hadn’t even occurred to me. No. Not that I know of.”
I attempted to ask a follow-up question about medical usage as he gathered the slips, but his tone shifted slightly, becoming more reserved.
I had no real entry point, but I knew that I didn’t want to go from person to person, asking for free weed like some mooch at a high school party. I also had very little interest in getting arrested in the nation’s capital. So I began by looking for the most official-looking person in the area to ask about the legal ramifications of procuring weed in a public space.
“Can you, uh, spell that for me?”
“You can get it—you just can’t buy it,” he told me. “If a police was walking by, and I had a big-ass bag of weed and just gave it to you with no money involved, it’d be alright.”
While visiting Washington, DC for an unrelated event, I was given an assignment by Civilized that would have me attempt to check the legal temperature of recreational cannabis in the state.