District of Columbia Medical Cannabis Program Details
District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
899 N. Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Website: District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program
Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
“A dispensary is a facility operated by an organization or business registered with the Department of Health… Patients are required to choose a single dispensary to register with… Dispensaries and cultivation centers may dispense or distribute medical marijuana in any form deemed safe which allows patients to eat, inhale, or otherwise use medical marijuana for medical purposes. Medical marijuana will be subject to testing for quality assurance and safety purposes.” Medical Marijuana Program Frequently Asked Questions [Accessed March 01, 2016]
Patient Registry fee is $100 for new applications and renewals, or $25 for low income patients. The District of Columbia Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.
District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program: Information
The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010, “Amendment Act B18-622” was approved May 2010, allowing qualified medical marijuana patients to receive a marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, apply for a State-issued District of Columbia Medical Marijuana ID Card, and legally grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use, per state guidelines.
The state’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary, Capital City Care, was the opened in, April 2013.
District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
Patients in District of Columbia diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the District of Columbia Medical Marijuana law:
HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, cancer, or any other condition, as determined by rulemaking that is, chronic or long-lasting;
or is debilitating or interferes with the basic functions of life; and is a serious medical condition for which the use of medical marijuana is beneficial, that cannot be effectively treated by any ordinary medical or surgical measure, or for which there is scientific evidence that the use of medical marijuana is likely to be significantly less addictive than the ordinary medical treatment for that condition.
Patients may also qualify by undergoing any of the following medical treatments: Chemotherapy; radiotherapy; the use of azidothymidine or protease inhibitors; or any other treatment as determined by rulemaking, whose side effects require treatment through the administration of medical marijuana in the same manner as a qualifying medical condition.
District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations
Amendment Act B18-622 established the “Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010”, permitting qualified patients to legally possess up to two (2) ounces of dried medical marijuana per month, or the equivalent of two ounces of dried medical marijuana when sold in any other form. Home cultivation is strictly prohibitted.
District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine
District of Columbia marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.