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Medical Cannabis Cultivation Centers


Cultivation Centers are establishments that are licensed to grow and distribute cannabis to dispensaries registered in DC for medical purposes. Medical cannabis grown at cultivation centers is subject to testing for quality assurance and safety purposes.

Licensed dispensaries in DC include:

Ward 4
Columbia Care
6523 Chillum Place NW
Washington, DC 20012

DC's Finest (Temporarily Closed)
6500 Chillum Place NW
Washington, DC  20012

Ward 5
2146 Queens Chapel Rd NE
Washington, DC 20018

Alternative Solutions
2170 24th Place NE
Washington, DC 20018

Center City
2210 Channing Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

District Growers
2417 Evarts Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

Holistic Remedies (Temporarily Closed)
1840 Fenwick Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Organic Wellness (Temporarily Closed)
1840 Fenwick Street NE
Washington DC 20002

Ward 7
1215 Kenilworth Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019


Cultivation Centers may not be:

  • Located within 300 feet of a preschool, primary or secondary school or recreation center
  • Co-located with any other type of business
  • Located in a residential district
  • Located within a Retail Priority Area

Applicants must meet general qualification requirements including good character, being at least 21 years of age and cannot have been convicted of a felony for a crime of violence, gun offense, tax evasion, fraud, or credit card fraud within the three (3) years preceding the date the application is filed with the Board.

Licensed physicians that make patient recommendations are not eligible.

A cultivation center owner may register for more than one (1) cultivation center.

To Apply or Renew

Applications are only accepted during open application windows.

A point process system is used to award dispensary licenses. Considerations include location, staffing, security, inventory, and neighborhood impact.

A letter of intent is required.

Valid Period and Fees

Licenses are valid for one (1) year. An annual fee applies. See Fee and Renewal Schedule.