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D.C. residents get 2nd chance at free marijuana seeds

The lines were long outside the LIbertine bar on Thursday for the marijuana seed exchange. (Photo: Sam Ford/WJLA)

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - People who want to grow legal pot in the nation's capital had a second opportunity to score some seeds Saturday afternoon.

The D.C. Cannabis Campaign hosted the second of its seed giveaways. Hundreds of District of Columbia residents lined up for the first "seed share" event on Thursday.

Possession of pot became legal in the District in February after voters approved an initiative last fall. Residents are allowed to have up to 2 ounces of pot or grow up to three mature plants at home. Buying or selling the drug and smoking in public remain illegal.

It is legal to give pot away for free, and the campaign says the "seed share" events are meant to help people "enjoy the freedoms" of the new law.

Saturday's giveaway was at 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW. from 4:20 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants had to be 21+ and have a government-issued ID.

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