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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington, D.C.

Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Any chronic or long-lasting condition deemed suitable by the physician
  • 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 rule making, whose side effects require treatment through the administration of medical marijuana in the same manner as a qualifying medical condition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

$90 for the application ($25 for low income patients), payable to the state. Doctor’s fees are separate, and start from $100, subject to change.

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card for yourself in Washington, D.C.. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.

It can take between 21 – 31 days to qualify for a MMJ card in Washington, D.C.

Telehealth/telemedicine available is available in Washington, D.C.. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for medical marijuana.

Yes, should patient be under the age of 18 or if the patient needs assistance obtaining medical marijuana. Caregivers need to be aged 18 or over, and must apply for a caregivers medical marijuana identification card and be authorized to provide for a specific patient.

Caregivers must never have been convicted of possession or sale of a controlled substance unless such conviction occurred after the effective date of the Act (July 2010) and was related to the possession of marijuana that is authorized under the Act.

It is legal to grow up to six plants (3 mature; 3 immature) for recreational and medical purposes in Washington, D.C.. No provision for commercial recreational cultivation.

Out-of-state patients visiting from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont & Washington who hold valid, unrestricted Medical Marijuana cards are able to purchase up to four (4) oz. of Medical Marijuana Product from Dispensaries located in the District of Columbia.

Multiple Sclerosis
Any condition that results in long-lasting, chronic pain or spasms (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy)
Replacement for opiates post-surgery
Patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, the use of protease or azidothymidine inhibitors and several others where side-effects can affect the patient’s quality of life

You must be a resident of the District of Columbia and be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition or be currently undergoing a qualifying medical treatment (see below). You will need ID issued by the District of Columbia to qualify for a medical card.

You must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from your primary care physician describing their diagnosis.

Obtain an authenticated, written recommendation from a physician licensed in the state of Washington, DC, with whom you maintain a bona fide relationship with, stating that that you might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.

The law also requires patients to register with DC’s Department of Health, upon which the patient will receive a medical marijuana I.D. card.

Once you have obtained your marijuana card, the maximum amount a patient may possess, is no more than 2 ounces of dried cannabis flower. Medical cannabis may be purchased from state-licensed caregivers, or collectives, also known as a dispensary.

Medical records – these can include doctor’s/progress notes, a list of medications and medical images.

No. Marijuana is federally illegal, even for state-qualified medical marijuana patients. This means that insurance will not pay for the costs associated with medical marijuana.

CBD could act as a calcium and sodium channel blocker. CBD, CBDA, and CBDV may also help control inflammation and synaptic signalling.

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D.C. expands medical marijuana access by accepting more out-of-state cards

Cards from over two dozen states are now recognized at local dispensaries

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser visits a medical marijuana grower The Washington Post/Getty Images

While marijuana isn’t fully legalized in the District—recreational sales remain illicit due in large part to congressional interference, and public use is barred under a 2015 law—a new initiative by Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration is allowing more people to benefit from D.C.’s medical cannabis dispensaries. Under expedited rules that Bowser announced earlier this month, the District now recognizes medical marijuana cards from 27 states where it is legal, up from 19 states before. D.C. officials were also reviewing four other states’ eligibility.

In the legal weed world, this setup among states is called “reciprocity.” People with medical marijuana cards from the following states may now get cannabis from District dispensaries, per Bowser’s office: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Vermont. The four states being considered for inclusion as of August 8 were Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. Bowser said the change was focused on patients.

“It ensures medical marijuana patients from other states can obtain their needed medicine,” Bowser said in a statement. “It will also promote public safety by allowing visitors to obtain their medicine at one of the District’s six—soon to be seven—authorized dispensaries rather than forcing them to go without or patronizing the illegal market.” D.C. has allowed medical marijuana sales since 2013, but federally it’s still illegal to transport cannabis between states.

The expansion comes as Bowser and other District leaders are pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana sales. Although recreational marijuana use was largely decriminalized through a 2014 D.C. ballot initiative, federal legislators have historically blocked its complete legalization in the District by putting anti-marijuana budget language in appropriations bills.

But with Democrats in control of the House since January, local officials and activists hope marijuana legalization is closer to reality. In May, Bowser introduced legislation that would allow recreational cannabis sales and taxation in the city, an outcome that experts say could generate tens of millions of dollars in revenue a year. The bill has yet to receive any hearings.

It’s time to legalize marijuana. For years, marijuana possession has been a pipeline to prison for people of color. We must replace that pipeline with jobs, equity, and pathways to prosperity.

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