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D.C. Group Holds Marijuana Seed-Sharing Events



    Hundreds Line Up for Marijuana Seed Share

    Hundreds of people lined up Thursday for what organizers called a marijuana seed sharing. As News4's Jackie Bensen reports, people who braved the long waits said it's not just about getting high. (Published Thursday, March 26, 2015)

    Marijuana has been legal in D.C. for about a month now, but there's one question that may leave those who want to indulge perplexed: How do you get it?

    According to the law, selling marijuana or exchanging it for goods or services remains illegal. To help those who may not know someone who can give them marijuana seeds, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign organized two seed-sharing events.

    The line stretched two blocks for the first seed share, held Thursday evening at Libertine in Adams Morgan.

    The second seed share is scheduled for Saturday at the D.C. Cannabis Campaign headquarters, northwest of Dupont Circle.

    D.C. Campaign for Cannabis Holds Marijuana Seed Share

    [DC] D.C. Campaign for Cannabis Holds Marijuana Seed Share
    You can possess marijuana in D.C. but you can't buy it. That had residents lining up Thursday for what's being called a seed share. It's meant to help people grow their own pot plants. News4's Mark Segraves takes us inside one of the seed share events.
    (Published Thursday, March 26, 2015)

    Adam Eidinger, the chairman of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, says the events are a chance for people to give away seeds to people who need them. 

    "[W]e have a new right now, and that right is to grow at home," Eidinger said. "[T]hat’s one way to obtain marijuana."

    Attendees can also give up to an ounce of marijuana to someone else, as long as both parties are 21 or older. While the D.C. Cannabis Campaign says they will accept out-of-state IDs, the events are for D.C. residents.

    "We’ll be checking to make sure you’re 21 and older; we don’t care where you live," Eidinger said. "But if you tell us you’re taking the seeds outside of D.C., we just won't let you come in because that's not legal." 

    Guests can only give away an ounce of seeds to any one person, and by law, you can only possess up to two ounces outside your home.

    Once you get the seeds home, you can only grow up to six plants for personal use; only three plants can be mature at a time. In households with multiple adults, that number can increase to six mature plants.

    City voters approved an initiative legalizing pot last year. Last month, Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed it to take effect despite an attempt by Congress to block it.

    To RSVP and read the rules of the seed share, click here.