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Non-DC Resident Medical Cannabis Program Access

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Effective today, non-DC residents, including international visitors, may register for a 30-day temporary patient registration to purchase medical cannabis from a DC-licensed dispensary.  

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to apply and pay a non-refundable $30 fee.  

Upon receipt of payment, applicants are issued a digital registration that may be immediately used at any of DC’s seven licensed dispensaries

Non-residents may also continue to purchase medical cannabis by presenting a valid patient registration from a U.S. state or territory extended reciprocity. Currently, 38 states and territories are extended reciprocity including Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

DC residents may currently apply for a free patient registration without a healthcare provider’s recommendation if they self-certify purchased cannabis will be used for medical purposes.  

Applicants will receive a digital registration upon submission of their application that they may immediately be used to purchase cannabis for up to 30-days while their application undergoes review. If approved, patients are issued a permanent physical and digital registration.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online but mail, email and in-person applications are also accepted. 

ABRA’s medical cannabis program office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and located inside the Reeve’s Center at 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 102A, Washington, DC 20009. 

Additional program details are available at Questions and applications may be directed to [email protected].