District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program

D.C. passed the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010, which established a medical marijuana program to “regulate the manufacture, cultivation, distribution, dispensing, purchase, delivery, sale, possession, and administration of medical marijuana and the manufacture, possession, purchase, sale, and use of paraphernalia.”

The law permits patients to possess up to two ounces of cannabis. Home cultivation for medical purposes is not permitted, although adults are permitted to cultivate up to six plants at home through the District’s adult use law.

Qualifying Conditions

Under D.C.’s medical marijuana law, patients can obtain marijuana for any condition as recommended by a state-licensed physician.

How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in D.C.

To apply for a medical marijuana card in DC, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident of DC
  • You must provide a passport-style photograph which includes the whole face and measures 2″ x 2″
  • You must obtain a written recommendation by a qualifying physician

There is a $100 application fee (or $25 for those that qualify for a reduced fee) to apply for a medical marijuana card. You can obtain the necessary application and paperwork from the Department of Health.

Renewal Requirements

D.C.’s DOH website does not currently list any information on how to renew a medical marijuana card. When that changes we will update this page.