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Medical Cannabis - Courier License


Permits the third-party delivery of medical cannabis, medical cannabis products, and paraphernalia on behalf of licensed retailers and internet retailers to eligible patients and their caregivers. Deliveries are required to be made to residential and commercial building addresses located in the District that are not on District government or Federal property or on public or private school grounds, with the exception of deliveries to individuals at colleges and universities who are 21 years of age or older.

A medical cannabis Courier may operate, sell, and deliver medical cannabis and medical cannabis products daily except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.


Applicants must meet general qualification requirements including being at least 21 years of age. An applicant must be current on all tax filings and not owe the District more than $100.00. An applicant may not hold an interest in a cultivation center, manufacturer, retailer, internet retailer, or testing laboratory. An applicant must be either a for-profit or non-profit corporation incorporated in the District. At least 50% of all new courier licenses are required to be set aside for social equity applicants.

Physicians registered to make patient recommendations are ineligible.

Board Orders and Settlement Agreement terms apply and may affect eligibility.

To Apply or Renew

Applications are only accepted during open application periods. View Open Application Schedule.

Applications are subject to ABC Board approval but do not undergo a 45-day public comment period.

View Application

Valid Period and Fees

Licenses are valid for up to three (3) years with all licenses of the same type expiring on the same date regardless of the date of issuance. An annual fee applies. See Fee and Renewal Schedule.

Of Note

  • Delivery vehicles are required to travel through the District and not any surrounding jurisdictions to make deliveries.
  • Deliveries may be conducted by employees or independent contractors.