If you’re interested in purchasing medical marijuana products in the District of Columbia, but you don’t have a DC-issued medical marijuana card, this page is for you. Please review the information below and don’t forget to sign up for updates at the bottom of the page.
What is reciprocity?
When a medical marijuana program offers reciprocity, this means that patients from out-of-state are permitted to make dispensary purchases using a medical marijuana card issued by the state where they reside. Most states with medical marijuana laws do not offer this option, however the District of Columbia is in the process of approving sales to visiting patients.
When will D.C. dispensaries begin serving out-of-state patients?
The D.C. Council has passed legislation to allow purchases by out-of-state patients, but the new law has not taken effect yet. The D.C. Department of Health is currently working to implement reciprocity and we’re hopeful that sales to out-of-state patients will begin early in 2018. To stay informed, please sign up for the email list at the bottom of this page and we’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
Can I make a purchase for recreational use?
Recreational sales are not permitted in the District. Under D.C. law, residents may grow a small number of plants in their home for personal use, but the District’s legalization policy does not allow sales. Dispensaries in D.C. are medical only and require a DC-issued medical marijuana card to make purchases.
Is this page up-to-date?
Yes, the information on this page is current. We’re eager to begin serving out-of-state patients and we’ll update our website immediately once we learn more about the timeline.
Sign up here for updates about the timeline for reciprocity in D.C.