Ask and you shall receive. At least that's one man's perspective from Washington D.C., who asked for his marijuana back at a police station, and actually got it. Confused? Don't be.
Since the recent enactment of Initiative 71
in the form of a special order, which officially went into effect last month, residents in the nation's capital are now legally allowed to ask for their marijuana back, and remarkably, that's exactly what one resident did this week.
Under this special order
which was distributed to all officers in D.C., "a person whose marijuana or marijuana-infused edible goods was seized....may seek the return of their property by visiting the station in the District where the marijuana was seized no sooner than 24 hours after the seizure." The order also notes that marijuana that is not claimed within 30 days, is to be destroyed. Luckily, the man in this instance was well within this time frame.
According to accounts from D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander who witnessed the event, the D.C. resident, who remains unnamed, walked into the D-Ward 7 Police Station on Monday and said " I want my property back, and want to make sure I get my weed back."
Although Alexander claimed that the officer had a look of bewilderment on his face upon hearing the unusual request, the officer actually "gave him his weed back!"