Medical Marijuana is now available for ANY CONDITION to Washington DC residents.
The decision to use medical marijuana is between a patient and physician, like any other medication.

Step 1: Do you live in D.C.?

In order to get your medical marijuana card, you'll need to prove that you have current residency in the District. This is because medical marijuana is legal in Washington D.C., but not in surrounding areas. 

Two documents that show your current DC address: 

  • Driver's license (if it has your current address) District I.D.
  • Current, unexpired Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Voters Registration
  • Utility Bill (not phone) within the last 60 Day
  • Current Paystub that shows Address, DC Withholding
  • A Signed Lease/Deed with your Name, DC Address, and Date
Step 2: Getting a Healthcare Provider Recommendation

The decision to use medical marijuana is between a patient and healthcare provider, like any other medication.

Your next step is to obtain a healthcare provider’s recommendation (any DC licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, naturopath or dentist can write a recommendation for medical marijuana).

Make your appointment today, so you can get the ball rolling! If your healthcare provider hasn't issued a medical marijuana recommendation before, he/she can sign up for the program by clicking here. (If your healthcare provider will not write a recommendation, or you don’t feel comfortable asking your healthcare provider contact Takoma Wellness Center and we will give you a list of a healthcare provider who has written recommendations in the past and are willing to see new patients). 

Step 3: Completing Your Patient Application

Takoma Wellness Center offers a free Concierge Service to assist you in obtaining your medical marijuana card.  Drop in anytime during our hours of operation, bring your two proofs of DC residency and the Department of Health application fee ($100 or $25 in cash depending upon your level of income) and we will assist you with the application, copy your documents, take the two required pictures, obtain the required money order, and hand-deliver your completed application to the Department of Health.

You may choose to submit either paper or online form. You'll also want to review the application instructions. Please take your time to make sure everything is filled out properly and double check before submitting it, otherwise, it could delay the process.

Step 4: Receiving Your Card

Once your application is approved, the Department of Health will mail your medical marijuana card to your home address. You will receive store credit equal to the amount of the Department of Health fees you paid. Please bring your new card with a government issued ID to visit the dispensary and gain access to medication.

STEP 5: Renewing You Card Each Year
Obtain another recommendation from a healthcare provider.

Bring the same documents proving your DC residency (please list the same documents as in Step 1) your low-income status (if appropriate), and the Department of Health fee of either $100 or $25 (depending upon your income status) to Takoma Wellness Center anytime during our hours of operation

You'll need to have documents that show your current DC address: 

  • Driver's license (if it has your current address) District I.D.
  • Current, unexpired Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Voters Registration
  • Utility Bill (not phone) within the last 60 Day
  • Current Paystub that shows Address, DC Withholding
  • A Signed Lease/Deed with your Name, DC Address, and Date

We will copy your documents, obtain the required money order and ensure that your application is delivered to the Department of Health.

Whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your card, Takoma Wellness Center will give you credit for the Department of Health fee upon your first purchase.

No appointment is needed….drop in whenever we are open!