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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.  
Question:  How long does it take to process my application?
Answer:  Applications are processed within thirty (30) business days, however incomplete applications may increase processing time.
Question:  How do I get a status update for my application?
Answer:  Your Health Licensing Specialist will send you email updates throughout the process.  Please allow at least twenty one (21) business days before contacting your Health Licensing Specialist. If your last name begins with:

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Question:  Can a medial marijuana card  be picked up in the office?
Answer:  No, all cards shall be sent via first class mail.

Question:  What is the price of the medical marijuana card?
Answer:  The application fee is $100 or $25 if the patient qualify for low income status.
Question: What forms of payments are accepted?
Answer: Money orders and cashier's checks made payable to DC Treasurer are accepted. Debit and credit cards  are accepted in person only.
Question:  Can my medical marijuana application be expedited?
Answer:  No, application are reviewed in the order of receipt.
Question:  Can I use my medical marijuana card outside of the District of Columbia?
Answer:  No, medical marijuana cards issued by DC Health only authorize a patient to purchase from a DC regulated dispensary.
Question:  Does my medical marijuana card protect my employment status if I fail a drug test?
Answer:  No, DC Health does not have any authority as it pertains to your employment.  For best practices DC Health recommends you consult with your HR department regarding this matter.
Question:  How do I qualify for reduce payment?
Answer:    Please refer to patient application checklist.
Question:  How do I submit an application for a medical marijuana card?
Answer:  In order to be enrolled in the program, a health care practitioner must submit an electronic recommendation, an application must be submitted and the application fee must be paid.
Question:  As a non-resident patient, how do I access medical marijuana?
Answer:  DC Health accepts patients from qualifying jurisdictions .  Non-resident patients must present their medical  marijuana card/certificate and  government issued photo ID to the dispensary.
Question:  How do I apply for a dispensary or cultivation registration?
Answer:  There are no open registrations available. Please monitor the announcement section of our website.
Question:  Can I use medical marijuana in public?
Answer:  No, It must be used in a private residence. 
Question:  Is DC Health affiliated with the dispensaries or cultivation centers?
Answer:  No, DC Health regulate dispensaries and cultivation centers.
Question:  What is my purchase limit?
Answer:  You may purchase up to 4oz in a thirty (30) day timeframe.