D.C. Store Selling Shirts and Gifting Marijuana
This morning I came across some pictures of King Weedy Cannabis Collective products.
The products were King Weedy containers labeled as souvenirs filled with weed. The source had a headline, claiming an unnamed store in Washington D.C. was the first store to be openly selling weed behind its counter.
So we did some investigating and headed out to that store. Here we met a lovely young lady who advised us on the basics of hydroponics, how lit the national cannabis festival last weekend was, and finally the truth behind the charge that recreational marijuana was being sold there.
The unnamed employee cleared the misconceptions up for us so…
Here’s the scoop
Certain stores in Washington D.C. are Selling King Weedy T shirts for $30. After the purchase of a t-shirt, a free King Weedy souvenir (shown in the pictures above) is gifted to the purchaser.
A worker at the store explicitly made it clear that they do not recreationally sell cannabis; however, by gifting the cannabis as souvenirs they are in complete conjunction with initiative 71.
“Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014”
This initiative, if passed, will make it lawful under District of Columbia law for a person 21 years of age or older to:
- possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use;
- grow no more than six cannabis plants with 3 or fewer being mature, flowering plants, within the person’s principal residence;
- transfer without payment (but not sell) up to one ounce of marijuana to another person 21 years of age or older; and
- use or sell drug paraphernalia for the use, growing, or processing of marijuana or cannabis.
It can be argued, that the stores participating in the King Weedy Cannabis Collective donations are abiding by the 3rd bullet in this legal summary statement: “transfer without payment (but not sell) up to one ounce of marijuana to another person 21 years of age or older…”. By selling the shirts for $30 and completing that transaction first, the stores are participating in a completely different transaction that is classified, in regards to the King Weedy souvenir, as a transfer without payment.
Regardless of the legality, these stores exist in Washington D.C. and are growing by the number.
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