In case you missed the news this past week, marijuana was legalized on Tuesday when D.C. voters approved Initiative 71 by 69 percent.
But take warning … Before you throw a massive Reefer Madness party this weekend and frolic around Healy Lawn, know that this is just the first step toward total legalization.
As such, marijuana use in D.C. has the following stipulations:
1. Initiative 71 will not go into effect until it clears a 60-day Congressional review period.
2. If Congress does not reject Initiative 71, it will only go into effect until February or early March — just in time for April 20. Coincidence? I think not.
3. The law only applies to people over the age of 21. Too bad, underclassmen.
4. You can possess marijuana if it’s under two ounces. Backpack side pockets are finally useful!
5. Sales of marijuana are still prohibited, so please keep that Dean’s office job.
6. You can cultivate as many as six plants, as long as only three or fewer are mature. Good thing campus housing can only hold about five total.
7. And most restricting of all, smoking on campus is still prohibited. This means you will never be able to legally hug John Carroll while high or use the beakers in the biology lab as bongs (which, considering what those beakers normally contain, would be a pretty bad idea).
So hold tight Hoyas, be safe and keep your eyes on the news, because next semester might just get a whooleee lottt greeenerrrr.
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