A marijuana grow closet in a home.
In February 2015, a law legalizing many aspects of marijuana went into effect in DC. The law made it legal to possess a maximum of two ounces of marijuana, transfer up to one ounce to another person without any money changing hands, and grow a maximum of six marijuana plants in a home.
Now, a Facebook group has been created to connect renters interested in growing marijuana with accommodations in the area that will permit that type of activity.
420 Friendly Housing in DC launched a week ago, and as of Sunday, the group had 225 members.
One of the individuals that launched the group, who wished to remain anonymous, told UrbanTurf that part of the decision to create it came from friends who had moved to the area from Colorado and were interested in finding rental accommodations that allowed them to grow marijuana.
“All these people want to be on the up and up with the landlord,” the individual told UrbanTurf. “If someone comes in to do maintenance or check on the apartment, they don’t want to get in trouble.”
While no matches have been made yet, the group’s page has been populated with posts from renters and landlords. The Facebook group will likely be limited to smaller-scale rental buildings in DC, as most large buildings in the city, UrbanTurf has learned, have made it explicitly clear that since marijuana is still illegal under federal law, use, growth or consumption in the apartments would still make one subject to eviction.
The for-sale market in DC, however, is already seeing residences aimed at those looking to take advantage of DC’s marijuana laws.
Eric Hirshfield built two, four-level condos on the 500 block of Kenyon Street NW last year and added a grow closet for “herbs” in one of the units. The new owners are using it just to grow vegetables, however, not marijuana.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/facebook_group_created_for_marijuana-friendly_accommodations_in_dc/11906.
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