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444 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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One of the most common questions asked about Washington, D.C. is, “Is weed legal?” The answer is a bit more complex than a simple yes or no, and it’s tied to a unique law called Initiative 71. 

Initiative 71, also known as I-71, legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use in D.C. Under this law, adults 21 years and older can possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six plants in their homes, and “gift” marijuana to other adults. However, the law does not permit the sale of marijuana, leading to a unique phenomenon known as “gifting.” 

Gifting, in the context of the D.C. marijuana scene, is the practice of providing cannabis as a gift with the purchase of a non-marijuana product or donation. This allows for dispensaries in D.C. like Monko to provide cannabis to adults without a medical card. 

At Monko and other I-71 compliant shops you can “buy” cannabis, even without a medical card. You can visit gift shops and leave with weed, even though you won’t technically be buying it. 

Monko stands out as the premier cannabis dispensary in Washington, D.C., for several reasons. Firstly, we offer a wide variety of strains, ensuring that all customers can find something that suits their preferences. Our products are high quality from brands you know and trust. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and knowledgeable staff who are always ready to assist, educate, and provide personalized recommendations based on individual needs. Monko ensures compliance with all regulations related to Initiative 71, making them a safe and reliable choice for those seeking to partake in the gifting culture. 

Stop by our store at 444 K ST NW to browse or shop online for pickup now. 

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Monko was such a great experience, from the moment you walk in everything was personalized and the concept was amazing. Product is top notch and they also have a really good clothing line too.

Jon R.

I appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. Everyone I interacted with was kind and helpful, recognizing that it was my first time visiting. Raquel was very knowledgeable and answered my questions.

Kayla B.

Damian was knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. The shop was very clean, well organized and welcoming. The staff was amazing. I would highly recommend to friends and Family. I will return to MONKO.

Erica B.

It’s not just a store it’s a vibe. Erica did a great job of giving me background about there products. She helped me find exactly what I was looking for for a great experience.

Friday M.

Talk about first impressions! This is what a modern dispensary should look like. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. All my silly questions were answered by Lynette like I was talking to an old friend.

Learie H.

Visited from outta town and was referred to Monko by a stranger and was pleasantly surprised with the professionalism. Aysha greeted us with a smile and was haiku to assist us in making the right choice of flower and gummies.

Lacey B.

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