Frequently asked questions

How does the online evaluation process work for getting a Medical Marijuana certificate Letter/Medical Certificate in Washington DC?

With Leafwell, you can get your Washington DC Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:

1. Register online with Leafwell and speak with our physician
You can speak to a doctor and qualify for a Washington DC medical marijuana card online. The cost of the online consultation is $99. You are only billed if approved.

2. Receive your certificate from Leafwell
This is a certificate which says that your doctor recommends you become a cannabis patient under the state’s current laws and this certificate is required to apply for your MMJ Card. It includes your recommendation number

3. Complete the Application on the government website
Complete this form including adding in the recommendation number on your certificate and the name of your physician. At this point, you will pay the state fee of $100 (or $25 if you can prove low income)

4. Receive your medical marijuana card
If approved, you should receive your medical marijuana card in the mail within 3-4 weeks. Please note that it is the state that sends you the card, not Leafwell. Your certificate will be valid for one year from the date of issue. Please note that you must have a card issued by the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration to legally purchase medical marijuana from a D.C. medicinal cannabis dispensary. You cannot purchase without this.

Washington, D.C.’s laws can be quite confusing, so here’s the essentials you need to keep in mind:

  • Non-medical adult users cannot purchase or sell cannabis – only possess and grow. “Gifting” cannabis is also illegal.
  • Only those with a valid medical marijuana card may legally purchase cannabis from a medical marijuana dispensary in Washington, D.C.
  • There are no specific medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabis in Washington, D.C. – this is up to your certifying physician.
  • Once certified for medical marijuana in Washington, D.C., you will need to apply online to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration for your medical cannabis card. Without this, you cannot purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary in Washington, D.C.