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  • The Newest Trend In DC Real Estate: Marijuana Grow Closets

    Washington, D.C., realtors are constantly looking for new perks to help sell houses in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. Their latest endeavor: marijuana grow closets.

    When the District legalized the possession of marijuana in February a new market of would-be growers formed, and now realtors hope to cash in on that market, NBC Washington reports.

    Developers across the city are planning to add grow closets to future developments and companies that specialize in selling the equipment needed to grow marijuana indoors.

    Eric Hirshfield, a developer in D.C., told the real estate blog Urban Turf he just finished remodeling a condo building and one of the bedrooms had a closet that “was a little screwed up,” so he decided to set up a grow operation.

    Thus, a new industry was born. Hirshfield had plumbing, lights and a ventilation system installed in the closet and put tomato plants in it to show potential buyers what it was for.

    The reason for the tomatoes is because marijuana is still illegal on the federal level and even in D.C. the laws are still unclear.

    Thanks to intervention by Congress, the District is not allowed to implement any regulations regarding the sale of marijuana.

    What that means is residents can posses up to two ounces of marijuana, or grow up to six plants in their home at one time, but aside from giving it away, there is no way to legally transfer marijuana from one person to another.

    Despite the legal gray area, Hirshfield said he plans on putting grow closets in more units moving forward, and, according to NBC Washington, other developers are planning to do the same.

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