WASHINGTON — The approval of Initiative 71 legalized marijuana in the District for personal use at home.
It did not, however, allow for the buying or selling of it.
Home growing is a key part of the new law. The trouble is, many enthusiasts don’t have any seeds to grow.
That prompted the idea for a mass seed share, planned for Thursday evening.
“This is a historic moment,” says Adam Eidinger, who heads the D.C. Cannabis Campaign. “It really does mark the conclusion of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign. We’ve accomplished our goals.”
By his count, more than 1,300 people signed up for the exchange, which will be held at Libertine in Adams Morgan from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Eidinger calls the seed share real legalization — one that isn’t about making money or commercializing marijuana.
“It’s simply about the people who have been buying marijuana from the underground economy. If they grow it, sometime later this year they won’t have to buy it anymore from the underground economy,” he says.
He’s urged people not to use cannabis at the seed share.
“I’ve said to people, basically: Come, get your seeds and go home and plant them immediately,” he says.