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Medical Cannabis Dispensaries


A dispensary is a licensed establishment that may possess and dispense medical cannabis and paraphernalia to licensed patients and caregivers. The medical cannabis sold by a dispensary is provided to them by a DC-licensed and located medical cannabis cultivator.

Currently, licensed dispensaries in DC include:

Ward 1
Capital City
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 292-5071

Ward 2
Herbal Alternatives  
1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 618-5635

National Holistic Healing Center
1718 Connecticut Ave. T300 
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 618-5635

Ward 4 
Takoma Wellness
6925 Blair Road NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 465-4260

Ward 6
Metropolitan Wellness
409 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 817-3920

Ward 7
4721 Sheriff Rd NE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 388-3000

Ward 8
Anacostia Organics
2022 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 845-8574


Dispensaries may not be:

  • Located within 300 feet of a school or recreation center
  • Co-located with any other type of business
  • Located in a residential district

Applicants must meet general qualification requirements including good character, having no felony convictions, and being at least 21 years of age.

Licensed physicians that make patient recommendations are not eligible.

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

A dispensary registration is valid for one (1) year. An annual fee applies. See Fee and Renewal Schedule.