How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington DC

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If you are a resident in Washington DC or likes to keep up with the news about cannabis all over the U.S., you probably must have heard that Washington has now a marijuana-friendly program that sadly has been sabotaged by Republicans since 1988, when they blocked passing the legalization of medical marijuana in DC.

Despite all the struggles the program has gone through, it has become easier to get your medical marijuana card in DC since the market is continuously growing and improving as time passes. But of course, the program is not perfect, and it can be quite hard to find a licensed doctor who will recommend you medical marijuana.

Even though Washington medical marijuana program is small, more and more residents of Washington are showing interest in being part of the marijuana industry. With 5 dispensaries and 8 growers by now, even patients who are not residents in DC are able to buy medical cannabis there because of the reciprocity law. Wait, what is this “reciprocity law?” Summarizing it is a law that allows out-of-state patients to buy medical cannabis in Washington DC. To know more about Washington D.C. medical marijuana program, click here.

To help you get a recommendation so that you are able to buy medical cannabis in the Eastern Market in Washington DC, METROXMD will connect you with a licensed DC doctor that will recommend you for medical marijuana. First of all, you need to set an appointment with one of the state’s licensed physicians. To do that, go to and click on “get your card,” this will redirect you to a page in which you will click on the place where you want to get your card and choose the day of your appointment.

Second, you need to fill out some information about you to register for your medical cannabis card. The information required is simple, and you must have two proofs of residency to complete your registration. When you get to your appointment, you will be able to talk to the doctor for 15 to 20 minutes about your ailments, and he will give your recommendation. If you want to, you are welcome to bring your medical records to the consultation, but this is not an obligation.

A qualified patient for a recommendation must be at least 18 years old, have two proofs of residency like mentioned before and have one of the qualifying conditions of Washington’s program. The programs qualifying conditions are cancer, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy or other seizure disorder Spasticity disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, a chronic renal failure that requires hemodialysis.

Other conditions such as all types of Glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, intractable pain, Hepatitis C with nausea and intractable pain, diseases that has as consequences nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, seizures, cramping, spasticity, muscle spasms if these symptoms are qualifying conditions if these symptoms are unrelieved by standard medical treatment and medications.

Third and lastly, after you receive a recommendation from the doctor, you can register with the state and receive your medical marijuana card. With your medical cannabis card, you can buy medical cannabis from any dispensary in Washington DC and if you purchase in a dispensary that is our partner you receive $125 in free cannabis. You can also use this resource to find more dispensaries in your area.

Ever since the first step of the process that is appointing your consultation and receiving your card to buy medical cannabis, METROXMD will assist you and help throughout the entire process. The fee for the consultation, a one-year recommendation and assistance with completing the whole process is of $200. If you have any more questions about the process of getting your medical marijuana card, contact us.

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