D.C. Issues Initial Warnings to Unlicensed Marijuana Dispensaries – Washington City Paper

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A version of this article initially appeared in the Outlaw Report.

Time has run out for Initiative 71 gifting shops that exist in D.C.’s marijuana gray market. As of last Friday, the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration delivered 13 warnings to unlicensed cannabis businesses in the city, ordering them to stop gifting THC products, according to an agency spokesperson. Some D.C. gifting shops have voluntarily closed, but hundreds remain open.

Since about 2015, I-71 shops have liberally interpreted an amendment in the District’s constitution to gift marijuana to adults over 21 without medical cannabis cards. Hundreds of cannabis shops have popped up

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