Yes, marijuana consumers can smoke weed in Washington DC, but it must be done discreetly. Registered medical cannabis patients in the District can also smoke medical cannabis. However, per the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Chapter 22-C3, a qualified patient must not smoke cannabis in any place where the smoke may adversely affect the safety and health of a minor.
No. Anyone smoking weed in public in Washington DC may be arrested by federal law enforcement officers. The consumption of marijuana in public places, including public transport and personal vehicles, in the District remains a criminal offense. The Code of the District of Columbia, Section 48-911.01, prohibits smoking weed in parks, alleys, streets, parking areas, and sidewalks. Additionally, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in places such as public housing, stores, bars, restaurants, and national parks.
It is unlawful to smoke weed in a vehicle in Washington DC. While residents may consider their vehicles as private property, smoking cannabis in them is illegal and may be treated as a DUI offense in the District. The District also prohibits smoking marijuana in any moving motor vehicle. However, transporting cannabis products in one's vehicle in Washington DC is not illegal as long as the products are kept in sealed containers and put out of the driver's reach.
It is illegal for individuals under the age of 21 to smoke marijuana for recreational purposes in Washington DC. Qualified medical cannabis patients in the District can legally smoke medical marijuana if approved by their medical providers.
Marijuana consumers in Washington DC can legally smoke cannabis on private properties without the fear of getting into trouble with law enforcement. However, they must not smoke weed in federal public housing within the District, as it is illegal to possess or consume marijuana on federal properties.