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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
KINFOLK Dispensary
433 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 758-3795

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 preschool, primary or secondary 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, 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 3 years preceding the date the application is filed with the Board.

Licensed physicians that make patient recommendations are not eligible.

A dispensary owner may only register for one (1) dispensary.

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.