District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Program

DC passed the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010, which establishes 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.”

Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in D.C.

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

Legal Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of DC
  • You must provide 2 passport style photographs
  • You must obtain a written recommendation by a qualifying physician

Medical Requirements:

Under D.C.’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Glaucoma

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

There is a $100 application fee to apply for a medical marijuana card from the D.C. Department of Health. You can obtain the necessary application and paperwork from the Department of Health.

Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in D.C.:

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.