Washington D.C. voters approved marijuana legalization by a very large margin. Washington D.C. Initiative 71 passed during the 2014 Election by a margin of 70.06% 'yes' to 29.94% 'no'. The initiative legalized marijuana possession and cultivation, but did not include a way to obtain marijuana from a store due to taxing and spending provisions that require Congressional approval. In order to help citizens of Washington D.C., the Initiative 71 campaign organized two marijuana seed giveaways last week, which was a tremendous success. Per WUSA9:
For the second time this week, people stood in line for free marijuana seeds
The line was even longer Saturday for folks wanting marijuana seeds than the first 'seed share' on Thursday. Thousands waited outside DC Cannabis Campaign headquarters for hours for a few seeds. People have never been so elated standing in the cold.
"Everyone is very happy to be here," said Amy Dunham.
"We're all getting along, all creeds and color," added Patrick Mitchell
The line stretched several blocks along embassy row on Massachusetts Avenue NW for the historic marijuana seed share event.
In total, roughly 25,000 marijuana seeds were given out in Washington D.C.. D.C.'s marijuana legalization law allows people to give marijuana (seeds or otherwise) to other people, as long as no money changes hands. It still blows my mind to know that there are seeds and plants being cultivated all over our nation's capital. These are truly exciting times in America, and it makes me very happy to see how far we have come. There is still a lot of work left to be done, but the success of the seed giveaways in D.C. is cause for celebration.