Possession is legal, but blocked. Sales are for medicinal use only. Transportation and cultivation is allowed for medical and recreational use in the Federal District of Columbia.
On 4 November 2014, D.C. voted by ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for personal use. Earlier in 2014, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill that decriminalized possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana in the U.S. capital for persons 18 years of age or older. The law made possession a civil violation with a penalty of $25, lower than most city parking tickets.