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DC Weather: Hot, Humid, With an Odor of Marijuana

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A participant smokes a marijuana joint while marching in the annual Hemp Parade (Hanfparade) on August 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 03 Jul 2017 07:13 PM

More than two years after the nation's capital legalized marijuana, the odor of pot reportedly is wafting everywhere — from "buttoned-up" Georgetown to Walmart to outside FBI headquarters.

"Now that it’s summer, the humidity keeping all scents close, it’s ever more obvious: Washington is smoking more weed than you ever realized," the Washington Post's Maia Silber wrote.

Arash Shirazi, a music agent and filmmaker, told the Post he was leaving a parking lot on a recent weekday when he got a whiff of the distinctive smell.

"I was surprised," he told the newspaper. "Georgetown’s a bit more buttoned-up."

But according to Silber, the odor is apparent "in the shadow of the FBI headquarters," in gyms, apartment and office hallways and even "in aisle 9 of the Walmart."

LeafedIn.org, a site that pinpoints consumers and vendors on city maps, shows "downtown Washington buried under cannabis leaf icons. There’s even one hovering over the White House," Silber wrote.

As summer humidity settles in, "it’s ever more obvious: Washington is smoking more weed than you ever realized," she wrote.

One resident thinks that's a good thing.

"I like the idea of D.C. being on one big contact high," writer Adam Goodheart told Silber.

"Some member of Congress may be walking down the street, fuming about health care, getting themselves worked up into a partisan fury, and find themselves mysteriously mellowing."

Blogger Joe Tierney offered the Post some theories on who smokes where, suggesting office corridors are where a pothead "can easily fly under the radar," whereas those smoking outside FBI headquarters are "hardcore activists, sticking it to the man," and the odor in a no-smoking discount department store is likely just someone "who recently hotboxed" – lit up in an enclosed place.

One thing for sure, he told the Post: if you smell it once somewhere in the city, expect to smell it again.

"Cannabis enthusiasts are creatures of habit," he told the Post.

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More than two years after the nation's capital legalized marijuana, the odor of pot reportedly is wafting everywhere - from "buttoned-up" Georgetown to Walmart to outside FBI headquarters."Now that it's summer, the humidity keeping all scents close, it's ever more obvious:...
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