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How to Get Medical Marijuana Card in DC and Maryland

February 04, 2020 3 min read


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After an emergency legislation that was passed in 2015, DC now accepts patients for any condition for DC medical marijuana making it much easier to get medical marijuana.

To get access to a DC medical marijuana dispensary, you must live in DC or Maryland, and you must also have a medical marijuana card!


How to apply for a DC medical marijuana card

The most important step in obtaining your medical marijuana card in DC and Maryland, is getting a physician’s recommendation.

Be prepared to provide a basic medical history and then book an appointment with a licensed marijuana doctor in DC. In most cases you will need to fill out the standard health information as well as provide two proofs of residency.

To see the many proofs of residency for DC check the following list here.

The process will be very easy, as many doctors provide help in the preparation and submission of your application.

Once the application is sent out for approval it will typically take 3-4 weeks to receive your medical marijuana card. When the card arrives, you are good to go to any dispensary in DC and Maryland to make your marijuana purchases.


What qualifying conditions allow for medical marijuana card in DC?

Washington D.C. grants access to anyone that has any condition whatsoever for a medical marijuana card.


What qualifying conditions allow for medical marijuana card in Maryland?

In Maryland the medical requirements are for anyone with any chronic or debilitating disease that causes cachexia, waiting syndrome, anorexia, severe or chronic pain, seizures, severe nausea, persistent or severe muscle spasms, glaucoma, PTSD, or another chronic medical condition which other treatments have not worked.

How Much is DC Medical Marijuana Card?

DC residents are obligated to pay $100, along with their application, but if you are a low-income patient, you only have to pay $25.

Maryland residents must pay $50 for their patient card.



What state medical marijuana cards can be used in Washington DC?


Medical Marijuana States DC

DC started accepting out-of-state medical cards in 2018.

If you are from any of the following states, and you have a medical marijuana card there, you will be able to legally purchase medical marijuana from any dispensary in DC:



Where can I smoke my medical marijuana?


Medical and recreational marijuana still can only be smoked at home, as long as it is a non-federal housing area. Take a look below to see the areas in which it is safe to use your medical marijuana in DC.

marijuana safe zones in washington dc

Alternative to Medical Marijuana Card DC

Although it is possible to obtain your medical marijuana card in DC to purchase high quality buds, DC only has five dispensaries in the city, serving over 5,458 medical patients. On top of the very long lines, dispensary prices tend to heavily inflate, causing medical marijuana card holders to travel to other state dispensaries.

With the popularity in gifting marijuana, DC medical marijuana card holders now have the ability to acquire medical marijuana through the process of gifting. 

Cloud 9 DC is Initiative 71 compliant and allows for anyone in DC to receive high quality medical marijuana strains at affordable prices without the wait! Take a peek at Cloud 9’s order process and discover how you can get gifted marijuana strains that rival the quality of medical marijuana in D.C. for lower prices.

If you have not yet received your medical marijuana card, the question is obvious: do you purchase the medical marijuana card and purchase marijuana from a Washington DC medical marijuana dispensary, or would you rather use the popular gifting method and receive medical-grade marijuana at more affordable prices from credible places such as Cloud 9?


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