As of 12:01am on Feb. 26, 2014 Marijuana is legal in Washington D.C. for adults age 21 and over. The use of marijuana is still prohibited in public and on federally owned land, but is allowed for personal use in your own home. One can possess up to 2 ounces at a time, and grow up to 6 cannabis plants. Despite the growing support for marijuana, many republicans in congress are fighting the legalization..
“This is a significant milestone in the movement for racial justice, civil liberties, and drug policy reform,” said Dr. Malik Burnett, D.C. policy manager at the Drug Policy Alliance. “The racially-biased enforcement of marijuana laws in the nation’s capital is officially a relic of history.”