These are just some of the many questions we’ve been asked.
We are very happy to answer your questions at any time.
Please email us at or call us at 202-465-4260.

Why did you locate in Old Takoma?

The Takoma area has become a center of progressive people and philosophies, healing and wellness services. Takoma Wellness Center encourages a holistic approach to wellness and, partnering with Takoma healing, nutrition, and wellness providers, will offer our patients a wide array of complementary health and healing services in the neighborhood.

We live in this neighborhood, literally a five-minute walk from the dispensary, and will be immediately available in any emergency. We are dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the local economy, not surrounding or far-flung jurisdictions. We have deep family roots here and want to be a dynamic part of creating an even better community. It is the perfect community in which to locate.

This location is ideal due to its proximity to the Metro Red Line Takoma Station (less than 150 feet and easily accessible by wheelchair), major bus lines and roadways, just blocks from Georgia Avenue and Piney Branch Road.  Takoma Wellness Center is accessible and convenient to patients throughout the northern half of the District of Columbia, who come to the neighborhood because of TWC  and the abundance of other wellness providers. We encourage our patients to shop and dine frequently in Takoma.

When is Takoma Wellness Center open? Do you see walk-ins?

We are open from 1:00pm-7:00pm Sunday thru Thursday.  We are open from 11:30am-5:00 pm on Friday and closed on Saturday.  Your very first visit after your receive your medical marijuana card needs to be scheduled, however all other visits are at your convenience during our Hours of Operation.

We are available to answer questions from non-patients, however no one may enter the Dispensary without a valid DC Department of Health Medical Marijuana Card with Takoma Wellness Center noted as their dispensary.

Are there any security precautions?

An armed, uniformed member of the Fraternal Order of the Police (a retired police officer) is on the premises during all operating hours, whenever patients are seen.

Takoma Wellness Center visually records and monitors all building entrances and exits, all parking lot areas, the rear area of the building immediately adjacent to the railroad tracks, and visually records the entire inside of the facility (except for the restroom), including all limited access areas, and all areas where medical marijuana is stored and dispensed. Ten fixed dome cameras are installed to provide a consistent recorded image of these areas.


What if I am too ill or frail to come to Takoma Wellness Center to pick up my medications safely?

You can appoint a registered caregiver, through the Department of Health, to act on your behalf.

Who can become a caregiver?

According to the Department of Health a caregiver must:

  • Be designated by a qualifying patient to serve as the person authorized, on the qualifying patient’s behalf, to possess, obtain from a dispensary, dispense, and assist in the administration of medical marijuana;
  • Be registered with the Department as the qualifying patient’s caregiver;
  • Not be currently serving as the caregiver for another qualifying patient;
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
  • Have never been convicted of possession or sale of a controlled substance.
What will happen once I’m inside Takoma Wellness Center?

Our security officer will welcome you, check your Department of Health medical marijuana card and your government issued I.D. Have a cup of coffee or tea in our Reception area, and then meet with one of our Patient Services Consultants who will ask you for basic information, assess your symptoms and explain the various strains of marijuana and forms of ingestion we are offering. In the Dispensary you will have the opportunity to view the marijuana offered, as well as each strain’s particular  profile and information concerning other patient’s perceptions of it’s effects, both positive and negative. Feel free to check out our many books, both informational and cook books, along with our extensive range of vaporizers, pipes, grinders, papers, cases and other accessories.

Purchases of medicine are limited to two (2) ounces per 30 days in any combination of strains and you are free to buy as little or as much of the two ounces you wish, in as many or as few visits to Takoma Wellness Center. We will be glad to offer information concerning both the medicine and our variety of accessories. Please let me us know if you have a particular accessory you would like us to offer, and we will make every effort to obtain it.

How is “medical marijuana” different?

Medical marijuana is medical grade, specially grown under “organic” conditions to make sure it is 100% pure, that no dangerous chemicals have been used, and that it is free of all contaminants. Additionally, it is tested for purity and the percentage of different kinds of cannabinoids.