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Man Gets Marijuana Back from DC Police

That’s right, now that pot is legal the Metro police were obliged to return some confiscated buds.

WAMU, the public radio station in Washington DC, is reporting on a brand new police procedure now that marijuana has been legalized.

According to D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), a resident walked into the Sixth District police station in Ward 7 on Monday and asked an officer on duty to return his marijuana to him, which had been confiscated during a prior arrest. read more

The man reportedly said «I want my property back, and want to make sure I get my weed back.»

After a few moments of head scratching by the police they did just that.

A Special Order was issued by the DC Metropolitan Police last week that defines procedures for marijuana, including how to return it to citizens over the age of 21.

…inform the person that he or she can:
i. Visit the station in the District where the
marijuana was seized beginning 24 hours
after the date of the seizure, but no later
than 21 calendar days after the date of the
seizure, and bring Copy B of the NOV;
ii. Provide proof of age; and
iii. Receive the seized marijuana.

So things are going pretty smoothly in the nation’s capitol as residents and law enforcement adjust to the end of prohibition.