DC Marijuana Social Use Ban

I’d like to personally thank and congratulate DCMJ for spearheading Initiative 71 and making the text of that legislation and this, the permanent social use ban, easily available to the public. If you’re interested in participating in DCMJ’s continuing fight for YOUR rights as a cannabis patient or enthusiast, check out their website. 


PERMANENT SOCIAL USE BAN

Sec. 301. Consumption of marijuana in public space prohibited; impairment prohibited.

(a) Notwithstanding any other District law, it is unlawful for any person to smoke or otherwise consume marijuana in or upon a public space, or in or upon any of the following places:

(1) A street, alley, park, sidewalk, or parking area;

(2) A vehicle in or upon any street, alley, park, or parking area; or

(3) Any place to which the public is invited. For the purposes of this subsection, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, a private club, which includes any building, facility, or premises used or operated by an organization or association for a common avocational purpose, such as a fraternal, social, educational, or recreational purpose, is a place to which the public is invited; provided, that a private club does not include a private residence.