How To Get Weed Legally
Lucky for residents in the District of Columbia marijuana/cannabis/pot/tree/weed/whatever you call it is legal for both medicinal and recreational use. You can even grow up to 6 plants in your home for personal use. Unfortunately, recreational sales are still illegal in D.C. but people and local delivery services have taken full advantage of the gifting loophole. Just so we’re clear, you can use and grow marijuana in DC but you cannot buy it legally for recreational use. I know just dumb. Unless you trust your tree man here’s how you can get weed legally in Washington, DC and Maryland.
In Washington DC all qualifying patients have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes when his or her primary healthcare practitioner has provided a written recommendation.
Get Doctors Recommendation
If you’re in DC or MD without a primary care physician the easiest way to to obtain a medical recommendation is to visit: MycannX. They have a network of compassionate state licensed and approved physicians. For a DC resident the total fee is $175. When you schedule your appointment you pay $25 is to hold your appointment and a balance of $150 is due at office visit. For Maryland residents the total cost $125. A $50 (non-refundable) registration fee and balance of $75 due at office visit.
Apply For Medical Marijuana Card
After you get your doctors blessing you need to actually apply for your card with DC Department of Health. To apply for the medical card you need to complete the online Patient Application. You will also need your doctors recommendation, US, State, government photo ID (2 recent passport photos), and proof of DC residency. Once you submit the application you will also have to pay the $100 application fee. Here are the full DC Application Instructions.
After you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email. Allow up to 30 business days for them to process your application.. Your card will be mailed to you via first class mail.
Marijuana Dispensaries in Washington DC
Once you get your card in the mail you are officially allowed to purchase medicine from any of the 5 dispensaries in DC
1710 Rhode Island Avenue NW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20036
National Holistic Healing Center
1718 Connecticut Avenue NW (Basement) Washington, DC 20008
6925 Blair Rd NW Washington, DC 20012
1334 N. Capitol Street NW Washington, DC 20002
409 8th Street SE, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20003
As of November 2018, medical marijuana cards issued by DC Health only authorize a patient to purchase from a DC regulated dispensary. However, DC dispensaries do accept out-of-state card holders. Here’s the full state list. For more info visit the Medical Marijuana Program website.
If you’re are Maryland resident follow these easy steps. First, you’ll want to visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website where you insert basic information of your name, address, and date of birth. You will also be required to upload an image of a valid state government ID, such as your driver’s license. Once your registration is approved, you will then need to meet with a licensed physician to obtain a written certification. The next step is finding a trusted medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland to pick up your medicine and start living a pain-free life.
Legal Sh*t Disclaimer: *Because we know how y’all can be. The legal landscape around medical marijuana/CBD is rapidly changing at the Federal and State level. The information on our website and any other communication regarding legality from PinkStone is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.