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DC State Fair To Feature Marijuana Growing Contest

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Jul 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:31-04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair has been set to include a marijuana growing contest.

Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People have been permitted to grow their own plants at home.

Participants in the pot-growing contest were scheduled to be judged on appearance, odor and touch -- including whether the stem is sticky and whether it bends or snaps.

The D.C. State Fair was meant to showcase the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District. It was set to be held on September 12 at the Old City Farm and Guild. 

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