And yet . . . leaving a Washington parking lot recently, he took pause when a distinctively skunky scent passed under his nostrils.
Of course he’d smelled marijuana before. But this was a weekday afternoon — in Georgetown!
“I was surprised,” he explained. “Georgetown’s a bit more buttoned-up.”
Well, that’s what they used to say about Washington in general. But now, more than two years after the District legalized marijuana possession, it seems that everywhere you go in the nation’s capital, you catch a whiff of weed. And it’s often in the places where you least expect it.
On H Street downtown, as you wind your way between office workers rushing back from lunch.
At 10th and E streets NW, in the shadow of the FBI headquarters.
In the hallway of your apartment building. In the foyer of your gym. In Aisle 9 of the Walmart, wafting in through the beach towels. (Wait, Walmart?)
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