Legal Weed Sales In DC???

(Washington, DC) — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is proposing legislation to legalize recreational marijuana sales. DC residents can currently grow and possess small amounts of marijuana, but cannot legally purchase it. The city also cannot tax sales because of a federal budget provision. The Washington Post reports the bill would rename the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration and task the agency with licensing and overseeing marijuana businesses.

The city’s eight medical marijuana cultivation centers would be allowed to grow marijuana for recreational sales, and regulators will be able to issue additional licenses six months after the law takes effect. Bowser told the Post she wants to impose a 17-percent sales tax on marijuana products, with some of the revenue dedicated to city housing. The minimum age to purchase marijuana would be 21.