Obtaining a D.C. Medical Cannabis Card

DC medical cannabis cards at no charge for limited time! All new and renewing patients and caregivers may receive their medical cannabis card at no charge if they submit their application by January 31, 2022.

Patients and caregivers who were issued a one year card on or after March 1, 2020-November 10, 2021 are also eligible to receive a new registration valid for two years from the original issuance date at no cost. Previously paid registration fees are nonrefundable.

Individuals may request a new registration card by:

  • Email: Include “Extended Registration Request” in the subject line, and the full name of the registrant, registration number, and mailing address in the email. Direct the request to


  • Mail: Include the full name of the registrant, registration number, and mailing address in the request. Mail to ABRA, Medical Cannabis Program, 2000 14th St. NW Suite 400 South, Washington, DC 20009.


  • In-Person: Every Thursday through December 16 (excluding Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day, ABRA hosts Turnaround Thursdays. Walk-in customers approved for a registration (with a healthcare practitioner’s recommendation) will receive their card and PDF file during their visit. Visit ABRA , 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. Service hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.

Leaf411 is a cannabis nurse hotline for people to call and speak directly to a medical professional that can point them in the right direction. Let their nurses help educate and guide you to the best resources available. ONLINE RESOURCE.

As a supporting member we can provide you with a unique discount code to waive the low cost $25 fee associated with scheduling a call with their nurses.

Give us a call at 202-465-4260 to receive our unique discount code. To schedule a call online with Leaf411 click here.

Become a Medical Cannabis Patient in four easy steps:

We welcome all patients with a medical cannabis card from any US state with a
medical cannabis program. Please bring your certification/card along with a valid,
government-issued photo ID.

Do You Live In D.C?

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

Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will now accept an unexpired REAL ID Driver’s license as proof of DC residency.  If you do not have one, they will accept two of the following:
  • Driver’s license (if it has your current address)
  • Current, unexpired Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Voter Registration
  • Utility Bill (not phone) within the last 60 Days
  • Current Paystub that shows Address, DC Withholding
  • A Signed Lease/Deed with your Name, DC Address, and Date

Getting a Healthcare Provider Recommendation

Like any other medication, the decision to consume medical cannabis is between a patient and a healthcare provider.

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 cannabis).

Make your appointment today, so you can get the ball rolling!

If your healthcare provider hasn’t issued a medical cannabis recommendation before, they can sign up for the program by clicking here.

We can provide a list of healthcare providers who have written recommendations in the past and are willing to see new patients if your healthcare provider will not write a recommendation or is unwilling to contact Takoma Wellness Center.

Certifications will be $75 for the next month. Once a RENEWAL patient has a healthcare provider’s recommendation, the patient will be able to make purchases immediately at Takoma Wellness Center. The patient will need to apply online within 30 days, which Takoma Wellness is happy to assist with.

The healthcare practitioners below may be used for renewals or initial recommendations.

Dr. Fasusi

(202) 291-0126

Call the office then the doctor will call the pt back to do schedule a virtual visit

Dr. Frye

Virtual Visits

Go to to schedule

Dr. Cheryl Williams

Virtual visit 7 days a week

Call (202) 321-8036


Dr. Rachel Callens (Naturopath)

Virtual and Phone Visits

Call (202) 643-3036

Dr. Ann Ijeh (Naturopath)

Virtual visits Mon-Thur 9-5 and Fri 9-2

Go to to schedule

Vernicia Edmond, NP

Telemedicine Mon-Fri 10am-5 pm

Call (240) 206-7004 call to schedule virtual

Milca Kaplan, NP

Metro Best Clinic

Virtual and Phone Visits

(202) 754-8877

Taiwo Oluyemo, NP

Virtual and Phone Visits

Call (301) 326-5867

Completing Your Patient Application

The process of applying for or renewing a DC medical cannabis card has changed due to COVID. You must have an email address and a credit or debit card to pay online. Most people receive their card 1-2 weeks after applying. You will need to obtain a recommendation from a healthcare practitioner first and then go to The application must be completed all at once, so please ensure you have everything you need, including:

  1. A picture of your head and shoulders against a white background (only religious head-coverings are permitted by the Dept. of Health)
  2. Either a REAL ID ‭(see photo above)
    OR Two documents that show your current DC address:

    • Driver’s license (if it has your current address) or District ID
    • Current, unexpired Motor Vehicle Registration
    • Voter Registration
    • Utility bill (not phone) within the last 60 days
    • Current pay-stub that shows the address and DC withholdings
    • A signed lease/deed with your name and signature, your landlord’s signature, DC address, and date
  3. Your electronic recommendation number from your healthcare practitioner

Steps to Complete Your Registration

  1. Upload your proofs of residency, photo ID, and Medicaid or SNAP card (if applicable) onto your computer/phone
  2. Go to or Google search: DC Marijuana Applications
  3. Choose from the list of healthcare practitioners and click on the appropriate link (Physician, Nurse Practitioner/APRN, Naturopath, Physician’s Assistant or Dentist)
  4. Complete online form
    • Enter recommendation number from a healthcare practitioner
    • Click on the Application type (Initial or Renewal)
    • Complete info as listed
    • Photo- upload your picture
    • Photo ID – upload your driver’s license or state ID
    • Proof of residency (all addresses must be the same)
    • If you have a REAL ID with your current address, you can upload it as a Photo ID and again for proofs 1 and 2
    • If you do not have a REAL ID, you may use your driver’s license/state ID for both the Photo ID and one proof of residency
    • Enter one of the items listed in 1c above as your second proof of residency.
    • Reduced application fee (if you have Medicaid or SNAP) you may qualify for a reduced application fee ($25 instead of $100). Click “Check here if you qualify for a reduced application fee” and upload an appropriate picture
    • Enter your healthcare practitioner’s name
    • Complete signature and click that you “agree to the terms and conditions”
  5. Click Submit

You will receive an email from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration(ABRA) noting that they have received your application and are reviewing it. You will receive a payment link within the week.

When you receive the payment link, use a credit or debit card to pay the fee ($100 or $25 if eligible for a reduced price)

You should receive an email within two weeks. This will serve as proof of your license. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will send you a card after the pandemic.

Please contact if you do not receive a payment link within a week of submitting your application or if you have not received your card within two weeks.

Submit Your Application

Each year you will need to obtain a healthcare practitioner’s recommendation and complete the online renewal described above.

Already a patient?