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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
1636 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-0780

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 three (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.