- Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998, Initiative 59 (Medical)
- Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014, Initiative 71 (Adult Use)
- 7 medical dispensaries located throughout Washington, DC. Initiative 71 only allows for personal use, possession, cultivation, transporting and gifting but not adult use sales.
- Maryland (Medical Only)
- Virginia (Medical and Adult Use)
- Washington, D.C. Medical Marijuana Sales Data
- Contact Austin Hill, FOIA Officer, Email: email@example.com
April 28, 2022
- Banks: 29
- Credit Unions: 78
- District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for the Medical Marijuana Program
- 5904 – Dispensary Reports:
- 5904.1 This section shall apply to registered dispensaries.
- 5904.2 On or before the thirtieth (30th) day of July and January, furnish to the Board on a form to be prescribed by the Board a statement under oath showing the following information:
- (a) The quantity and price of medical marijuana distributed or dispensed to qualifying patients and caregivers during the preceding six (6) months;
- (b) The dispensary’s total expenditures for distributing or dispensing medical marijuana during the preceding six (6) months;
- (c) The dispensary’s total amount of receipts for the sale of medical marijuana;
- (d) The quantity of paraphernalia sold by the dispensary during the preceding six (6) months;
- (e) The dispensary’s gross revenue based upon its medical marijuana and paraphernalia sales during the preceding six (6) months;
- (f) The amount of sales tax reported by the dispensary to OTR during the preceding six (6) months;
- (g) The amount of medical marijuana that was destroyed or disposed of during the preceding six (6) months;
- (h) Certification from MPD that the medical marijuana was relinquished for destruction or disposal;
- (i) The quantity of medical marijuana still available for sale at the dispensary on the date the report is filed with the Board;
- (j) The name, address, home telephone number, and date of birth of each current employee; and
- (k) An affidavit executed by an individual registrant, partner of an applicant partnership, or the appropriate officer of an applicant corporation, attesting to the truth of the submitted report.
- 5904.3 The making of a false statement on a submitted report, with the knowledge of the registered dispensary, shall constitute grounds on which the Board may deny the renewal of the registration, or subsequently revoke the registration, when the renewal of the registration is based wholly or in part on the contents of the false statement.
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- The current adult use marijuana program only allows for personal use, possession, cultivation, transporting and gifting but not adult use sales. Though Initiative 71 was passed in 2014, Rep. Andy Harris successfully implemented a budget rider (“Harris Rider”) that same year banning the taxation and sale of marijuana in Washington DC.
- Adults 21 and older may:
- Possess two ounces or less of marijuana;
- Transfer one ounce or less of marijuana to another person who is at least 21 years old, so long as there is no payment made or any other type of exchange of goods or services;
- Cultivate within their residence up to six (6) marijuana plants, no more than three of which are mature;
- Possess marijuana-related drug paraphernalia – such as bongs, cigarette rolling papers, and cigar wrappers – that is associated with one ounce or less of marijuana; or
- Use marijuana on private property.
- Washington DC has an active gifting economy where some retailers may offer marijuana as a complimentary gift .
April 28, 2022
- Enrolled patients and caregivers may purchase up to four (4) ounces of cannabis in any 30-day period and possess up to two (2) ounces at any time. Allowed formats include flowers, concentrates, edibles, transdermal products, seeds, and seedlings.
- The District’s reciprocity rules allow non-DC residents enrolled in another jurisdiction’s active medical cannabis program to purchase medical cannabis at a DC-licensed dispensary. To purchase, the patient or caregiver must present a state or territory-issued medical card or document from a jurisdiction that has qualified for reciprocity. For a list of states with reciprocity click here.
- Patients and caregivers may purchase medical cannabis at any DC-licensed dispensary that they are registered.
“Effective July 6, 2022, DC residents who are at least 21 years of age may self-certify on their patient application that they will use cannabis purchased from a licensed dispensary for medical purposes in lieu of securing a recommendation from their healthcare provider.”
July 22, 2022
Questions can also be emailed to:
District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking
1050 First Street, NE, 801,
Washington, DC 20002
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