DC Marijuana Laws Create New Territory
The smoke shop’s landlord, Demers Real Estate, took the retailer to court to have the store evicted. Eventually, Capitol Hemp won the case. Technically, what it was doing—selling pipes and smoking accessories under the guise of tobacco use only—was not illegal. Yet still, they were forced to close down the store. This was due to an agreement reached to reclaim their thousands of dollars of seized inventory.
Demers could not be reached for comment.
Stories like this were common for head shops in the District. Then DC residents voted to legalize the growing and possession of marijuana and the sale of paraphernalia. Since the law went into effect last year Continue reading ..