Apply For Your Washington, D.C. Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed DC medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

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Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


4 oz poss. limit

4 oz/30-day period

Recreational users


2 oz poss. limit

1 oz purchase limit

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why Get a Washington, D.C
Med Card

Peace of mind

Skip the dispensary line

Greater purchase limits

Enhanced legal protection

Greater possession limits

Greater product selection

Washington, D.C Savings Explained

4x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in DC

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Schedule an appointment to see a doctor through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. If you have medical records for your condition(s) please upload them.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.


After the doctor approves you, you will receive a “Patient ID.” You’ll use this number to register with the DC DOH to complete your application online or in person. Alternatively, you just go to your local dispensary and they’ll help you complete the state application.

Every patient will need to prove DC residency for their application to be accepted by The District.


Once you are approved and registered with the DOH, you’ll wait for your card to come in the mail in 2-3 weeks. You can then begin buying cannabis from any dispensary in DC.

Every DC patient will need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in DC

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

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24/7 Customer Service

Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 2 year in Washington D.C. and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Washington D.C. medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

Medical Marijuana Certificate
Additional State fee

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Washington D.C.'s Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


This number represents approximately 3.18% of D.C.'s total population.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


Medical marijuana patients can purchase up to 4 ounces of cannabis over a 30-day period.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Flowers, prerolls, vape cartridges, topical applications, gummies, capsules, edibles, concentrates, extracts, and tinctures

All formulations of cannabis are available in Washington D.C.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

$8.32 per gram

The average price of a high-quality ounce of cannabis in Washington D.C. is $233.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


Adults 21 years or older may cultivate no more than six plants at their primary residence.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:

$26.6 million (2023)

All cannabis purchases are subject to a 5.75% excise tax.

About Cannabis in DC

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, the Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2022 (MCAA), signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser in January 2023, became law. The Act overhauls DC’s medical cannabis program which serves almost 29,000 unique DC resident patients and thousands of non-DC resident patients.

The DC Department of Health, referred to as the DOH MMP, enacted changed medical marijuana regulations back in 2014 which allowed medical dispensaries to begin receiving licenses to dispense medical marijuana in DC. The department of health has approved 5 medical cannabis dispensaries to operate.

In 2015, the Washington Legislature passed SB 5052, the Cannabis Patients Protection Act (CPPA), establishing official state regulations for the production, possession, sale and use of medical marijuana. Medical cannabis patients are allowed to purchase up to three times the current limits for recreational adult-use marijuana. Only cannabis patients in the authorization database, who have medical marijuana ID cards can purchase products free of sales and use taxes.

The law allows adults 21 and older to purchase in a single day: up to one ounce (1 oz.), or 28.35 grams, of usable marijuana; 16 ounces, or 453.59 grams, of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form; 72 fluid ounces, or 2.13 L, in liquid form; and 7 grams, or a quarter-ounce (0.25 oz), of cannabis concentrates.

Medical patients may purchase and possess 3 ounces of usable marijuana, 48 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, 216 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form, or 21 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Qualifying Conditions

Along with having a qualifying condition, a patient who lives in D.C. must prove their residency with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. Additionally, the patient must pay a $100 annual card registration fee that must be renewed every two years at the same price. The state does offer a reduced registration fee for patients who can prove they have a low annual income.

Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in DC

To become a medical marijuana patient in Washington D.C., it’s a three-step process. First, you book an appointment with a Veriheal doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed MMJ doctor. Lastly, once you are approved for medical marijuana in DC, you can buy medical marijuana in Washington D.C. dispensaries.

The DC Department of Health referred to as the DOH MMP, enacted changed medical marijuana regulations back in 2014 which allowed medical dispensaries to begin receiving licenses to dispense medical marijuana in DC. The department of health has approved 5 medical cannabis dispensaries to operate.

While DC is home to medical marijuana products and MMJ dispensaries, there are also many tourist attractions in the nation’s capitol. Many residents like to visit the city of DC and view the new Waterfront built, aka The District Wharf, and also the monuments on the National Mall. The Smithsonian Museums bring visitors from all over the world to view the historic artifacts in all of the museums. Some of the most popular attractions being the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Library of Congress.

Registering a Caregiver in DC

Unlike many states that require a caregiver to be at least 21 years old, a D.C. caregiver can be 18 years old to assist a state-registered cannabis cardholder. However, D.C. caregiver’s are only allowed to assist one patient at a time. Along with being designated by the patient, the caregiver must prove they are a resident of D.C. with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. 

Costs for a caregiver include paying for a mandatory background check and the annual card registration fee of $100. Once approved and all fees are paid, the caregiver can begin possessing and administering medical cannabis to who they assist. Like the patient, D.C. permits low-income caregivers to apply for a reduced registration fee of $25.

The steps for becoming a DC caregiver are as follows:

  1. Complete a Caregiver Application Form.
  2. Complete a criminal background check.
  3. Provide two demonstrating proof of Washington DC residency.
  4. Payment of a $100 application fee.

Growing/Cultivating Cannabis in Washington D.C.

Legalized marijuana growing in DC is one of the many steps towards legalization that the district has made. It also has an active medical marijuana program that approves the use of up to 2 ounces of marijuana for any debilitating condition.

While this was a big step for the district, the law did not allow home cultivation. Patients were required to purchase their marijuana from approved dispensaries, limiting access to those in pain. Luckily, things have changed and any adult can possess and grow a certain amount of marijuana legally.

It is legal for a person who is at least 21 years old to cultivate within their residence up to six (6) marijuana plants, no more than three (3) of which are mature.

Possession/Use Limits

It is legal for a person who is at least 21 years old to:

  • Possess two (2) ounces or less of marijuana;
  • Transfer one (1) 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;
  • Possess marijuana-related drug paraphernalia that is associated with one (1) ounce or less of marijuana;
  • Use marijuana on private property.

The maximum amount of medical marijuana any qualifying patient or caregiver may possess at any time is four (4) ounces or the equivalent of four (4) ounces of dried medical marijuana when sold in any other form.

How to Renew Your Washington, D.C. Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Washington, D.C. medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Washington, D.C.?

A medical marijuana card in Washington, D.C. is valid for two years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Washington, DC to become a medical marijuana patient in DC?

Yes. You need to be a resident in Washington D.C. and show two proofs of residency.

To qualify for medical marijuana in DC you must be at least 18 years of age, have two proofs of residency, and have one of the qualifying medical conditions.

The first step is to meet with a DC doctor registered to recommend you for medical cannabis.

We provide the DC physicians for you. The most difficult part of the process has usually been trying to find a practitioner who will approve you that is registered with the DC Medical Marijuana Program.

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

Sign up using the form at the top of this page and we can get you approved in no time!

DC driver’s license, DC motor vehicle registration, DC voter registration; Utility Bill (not phone), Paystub that shows your address and DC withholdings; Mail from DC government with financial contributions or benefits on it; Lease or deed with your name and address on it; Tax documents with dc income shown; For students: a signed letter from your dormitory stating that you live there for the current semester

No, you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Washington D.C. Medical Marijuana Program. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

Yes, it does! DC allows people with Chronic Pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

Any condition qualifies. There are a broad range of symptoms which qualify that the doctor will approve. Ultimately, any chronic or debilitating medical condition will be approved. Most generally fall under the following categories:

Issues Sleeping
Chronic pain

Yes, it does! DC now allows people with Chronic Pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Maryland practitioner registered with the MMCC, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

Once you have received your recommendation, you can simply get to the dispensary of your choice and they will assist you in applying. You can call them before you arrive to see exactly what to bring.

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the District. You can see a list of DC dispensaries here.

DC has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your DC cannabis card, you get access to:

Dry Flower, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Edibles

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

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