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Condos with pot closets growing on DC buyers

Developers offer new amenity for Washington-area recreational weed growers
  • A DC developer is adding grow closets to condos to take advantage of a new DC law.
  • The law allows the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
  • The Kenyon Street NW property first using the concept has sold, but the buyers plan on using the closet for traditional home agriculture.

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The wine fridge and wet bar era for those who seek a buzz in the comfort of their own home is apparently over. Just when every conceivable bell and whistle has been added to condos, Washington, D.C. developers have come up with a new perk for the discriminating buyer: marijuana grow closets. Thanks in part to the legalization in February of marijuana possession in the District, pot aficionados are thinking up new ways to get into the hyperlocal agriculture business. The law allows the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Residents over the age of 21 can possess up to two ounces of marijuana, transfer as much as one ounce to another person of the legal age as long as no money changes hands, and can grow up to six marijuana plants. It is still illegal for D.C. residents to buy and sell marijuana, and Federal law prohibits it as well. This has sparked developers across The District to plan to include the amenity on new and refurbished units in the future. A cottag...