Frequently asked questions

What are the medical marijuana laws in Washington DC?

Here is a brief overview of the history of medical marijuana laws and legislation in Washington DC:

  • 2010 – Council of the District of Columbia legalized medical cannabis
  • January 1, 2011 – the medical cannabis program became legal
  • March 4, 2014 – the Council of the District of Columbia decriminalized possession of cannabis
  • February 26, 2015 – Initiative 71 legalized the adult use and growing of cannabis, but not the sale or purchase of non-medical use. Therefore, we cannot say that Washington, D.C. has any “recreational” marijuana law. Note that parts of Initiative 71 were blocked by Congress