Washington DC

Last Updated: September 2023



  • 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)

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  • 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.

  • Adult Use Proposed Rules
  • 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.


301.1 The maximum amount of medical cannabis or medical cannabis products a

qualifying patient or caregiver may possess at any time or purchase from a

licensed internet retailer or retailer within a 30-day period, whether individually

or in combination, is:

(a) Eight (8) ounces of dried medical cannabis; or

(b) Two hundred and forty (240) grams of medical cannabis concentrate for

a patient 21 years old of age or older, or sixty (60) grams of medical

cannabis concentrate for a patient between 18 and 20 years old; or

(c) Medical cannabis products in any form containing a combined total of

600,000 mg of THC.

301.2 The maximum amounts set forth in § 301.1(b) and (c) shall take effect on October

2, 2023.

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