Initiative 71 continues to make Washington D.C. a spring of cannabis innovation. Moonlighting as I-71, The District’s cannabis policy makes weed legal to possess both recreationally and medically. That’s where the extraordinary qualities of the D.C. cannabis scene begin.

Simply put, consumers pay for non-cannabis items, such as lighters or art prints, and obtain “gifted” cannabis as part of the purchase. Even though this policy puts restrictions around recreational selling in the District, it still provides the space and opportunity for Black cannabis businesses to thrive. 

The rise of the #BuyBlack movement

The #BuyBlack movement isn’t new, and supporting Black businesses is a bedrock concept for many Black people already….

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