- Any debilitating condition as recommended by a DC licensed doctor or as self-certified by a patient.*
- *On July 6, 2022, District Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 permitting individuals age 21 or older to “self-certify … that they are utilizing cannabis for medical purposes” when they register with local regulators for a medical cannabis identification card. This emergency legislation is currently in effect until September 30, 2022.
PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED
Yes, medical dispensaries may grow up to 500 plants on site at any one time. Both non-profit and for-profit organizations are eligible to operate the dispensaries.
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL
MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES
- D.C. Act 13-138 §2 (3) (2010)
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.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS
- Source: Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, as of April 2022
EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR QUALIFYING PATIENTS
Yes. Separate legislation approved by the Council in 2017 “provides access to medical marijuana in the District of Columbia to those patients enrolled in a medical marijuana program from other jurisdictions.”