D.C. hosts nation’s biggest legal marijuana giveaway

Proponents say that a crop from amateur growers could increase supply and reduce the market for illegal street sales
26 March 2015
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With D.C. police officers looking on, hundreds of city residents lined up and then walked away from an Adams Morgan restaurant carrying baggies containing marijuana seeds.

Taking advantage of a ballot measure approved last fall by voters that legalized possession of the plant, the unprecedented giveaway scattered what organizers said were thousands of pot seeds to cultivate in homes and apartments across the nation’s capital. (See also: Hundreds now have marijuana seeds. But can they grow it?Can Washington’s gift economy in marijuana work?)

Washington Post (US)
Thursday, March 26, 2015