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Donut Hole of Legal Marijuana Possession in Washington, DC?

Adults over the age of 21 can legally buy and possess up to two ounces of marijuana and give another person of legal age up to an ounce in Washington, DC.  However, nine months before the November 2014 election which created the new policy of legalization, decriminalization laws were passed which made the possession of up to one ounce a violation with a $25 fine which are still in force.  Thus, DC currently has an interesting system where it is legal to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, but unless you have at least an ounce you can still get fined.