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Frequently asked questions

What documents do I need to apply for a Washington D.C. MMJ Card?

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.