The medical marijuana program was among the first to be recognized in the 50 states, but for various reasons, no movement was made until August of 2011, when the applications were accepted for 10 dispensaries throughout the city. Anyone seeking to run one of the cultivation centers or dispensaries must pay a $5000 fee to simply apply.
However, the recreational use of marijuana is still illegal and if you are caught with any amount, you could face 6 months in jail and incur a $1000 fine.
If any marijuana is discovered on you in Washington, D.C., you could be charged with a misdemeanor, spend up to 180 days in jail, and fined $1,000. Depending on your previous record, you could find your punishment increasing —the judge will determine your full punishment. If you are caught selling or distributing marijuana, the penalties could include:
If a minor is involved or you are within 1,000 feet of: a private day care center, elementary school, vocational school, college or university, or playground, then your sentence could be doubled.
If you've been convicted of marijuana possession, your judge may sentence you to take a drug education class. If so, our online courses were designed especially for you. Each class is accessible 100% online so you can log in and out at your own pace. You can start your class as soon as you register and working online is so easy, anyone can do it.
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When you take our program, you will benefit from the following perks:
If you were caught with marijuana and need to learn more about Washington, D.C. marijuana laws, then start our online course today. We can help you get through this difficult time.