For the first time, the D.C. State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest.
Participants in the pot-growing contest will be judged on appearance, odor and touch, including whether the stem is sticky and whether it bends or snaps.
Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to grow their own plants at home.
The D.C. State Fair is meant to showcase the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District. It will be held Sept. 12 at the Old City Farm and Guild.