WASHINGTON D.C. CANNABIS PROGRAM

STATE STATUS

Overview:

Washington D.C. legalized adult-use marijuana in 2014, the voter initiative, “Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014,” became effective in February 2015. While adult-use marijuana is legal in Washington D.C., there is no regulatory system in place to allow for recreational sales.

Washington D.C. legalized medical cannabis in 2010, through the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to obtain, use and possess medical cannabis with a physician’s written certification for the treatment of a state qualifying condition. Access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture, process, transport and sell medical cannabis.

For more information about cannabis business opportunities in Washington D.C., see below!

Hemp

Yes

Medical Marijuana

Yes

Adult Use

Yes

When to Apply

July 2024

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Washington D.C. Marijuana Program Timeline

2010 – Washington D.C. legalizes medical cannabis

2014 – Washington D.C. legalizes recreational cannabis

January 31, 2023 – Washington D.C. passes Cannabis Amendment Act of 2022

May 1, 2023 Social Equity Application opens for Courier, Cultivation, and Manufacturer licenses

August 29, 2023 – Non-Social Equity application opens for Courier, Cultivation, and Manufacturer licenses

March 1, 2024 – Application portal opens for Social Equity Applicants for Retailer and Internet Retailer licenses

July 1, 2024 – Application portal opens for Non-Social Equity Applicants for Retailer and Internet Retailer licenses


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