D.C. Cannabis Consumer Survey Suggests 11% of Government Employees Have Purchased Legal Weed – News

In the nation’s capital, cannabis leads a double life. In the city, possessing up to two ounces of cannabis is completely legal for anyone 21-years and older. Home grows are allowed, medical dispensaries sell a variety of licensed products, and a series of gift economy providers have supplemented the city’s lack of recreational dispensaries to supply recreational users. However, on federal property (which there is quite a bit of in the district and surrounding areas) prohibition once again becomes the law of the land, a literal barrier that has seen a handful of recent protest arrests and an anti-cannabis culture led by Department of Justice head Jeff Sessions.

According to Forbes, new research from the group Consumer Research Around Cannabis suggests that when it comes to personnel, that dichotomy doesn’t exactly end at the front steps of the city’s federal buildings. According to a survey of 1,368 people in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia metro area, 8% said that they have purchased marijuana from a legal retailer or dispensary. For the survey’s respondents who are also government employees, the number of legal weed customers bumped up to 11%.

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