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District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2010

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Seizure disorders
  • Other conditions, as determined by rulemaking, that are: "(i) chronic or long-lasting; "(ii) debilitating or interferes with the basic functions of life; and (iii) A serious medical condition for which the use of medical marijuana is beneficial: (I) That cannot be effectively treated by any ordinary medical or surgical measure; "(II) 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

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two ounces

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes, medical dispensaries are limited to growing no more than 95 plants on site at any one time. Both non-profit and for-profit organizations are eligible to operate the dispensaries.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • D.C. Act 13-138 §2 (3) (2010)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, a caregiver is a person designated by a qualifying patient as the person authorized to possess, obtain from a dispensary, dispense, and assist in the administration of medical marijuana. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. The caregiver must be registered with the Department as the qualifying patient's caregiver. A caregiver may only serve one qualifying patient at a time.

RECIPROCITY

No







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