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Medical marijuana patients from most states can now buy products from Washington D.C. dispensaries.  The D.C. market is really pushing for the medical side despite being recreationally legal. Only sales in medical dispensaries are technically legal.  For Medical Marijuana Reciprocity in DC……


Who Can Make Purchases?


Reciprocity within D.C. is available to patients who have been certified by all states with medical cannabis programs. As of now, it is the D.C. Dept. of Health has


authorized certified patients from the states listed below to purchase from D.C. dispensaries:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

Other states are expected to be eligible when their medical marijuana programs are fully functioning. Please note that this is a D.C. law, not our website’s policy. We’re working with the D.C. Council and Dept. of Health to create access to certified patients from each state.


What Do I Need to Bring?


Two items are needed to purchase items from D.C. dispensaries:

  • Photo ID issued by the State


  • State-issued medical marijuana card OR state-issued documents proving current medical marijuana program. If your state doesn’t have an actual medical marijuana card Please bring any letters that you’ve received through the program or make an online certificate of certification in the registry of your state.


  • If you’re visiting a DC dispensary for the first time, make certain to bring the information of your physician who recommended you (name along with the license).


  • Typically the medical marijuana dispensary security personnel will have to verify both documents before accepting you inside. Reception staff will confirm your documents, and you’ll be able make purchases at the counter for the dispensary. The medical marijuana dispensaries are unable to accept patients who are not able to present the required documents. In the event of expired or missing documents, the stores are prohibited from granting access to the dispensary. First-time patients are welcome to visit anytime during store hours, but we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before closing on your first visit to the dispensary.


What is the cost to buy?


According to D.C. law, patients are allowed to purchase up to eight ounces in a 30-day period. You can visit as frequently as you’d like as long as your total cannabis transactions at D.C. do not exceed 8 ounces within a thirty-day period. When you’ve reached the limit you have set, then have the option to buy more at the point that the previous purchase is older than 30 days.


Do I have to make a purchase for leisure usage?


Recreational sales aren’t permitted for sale in District. According to D.C. law, residents can cultivate a limited number of plants at their homes to use at home, however, the District’s policy on legalization prohibits sales. Dispensaries located in D.C. are strictly medical and require the use of a medical marijuana card issued by an approved state program to purchase.


Does this page have the latest information?


The information provided on this page is up-to-date. We will be sure to refresh our information if modifications occur to the regulations mentioned above. We invite you to learn more about the DC weed market on our website.