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OPEN A DISPENSARY IN DC

Program Overview:

On November 4, 2014, Washington DC legalized recreational marijuana when voters approved Initiative 71. Five cultivation centers and three dispensaries were awarded licenses to grow and sell marijuana and are currently operational. The Department of Health regulates the marijuana program and will announce if or when they deem necessary to reopen the application process to add to the existing facilities.

In the event the state decides to reopen the application process and you would like to be notified, sign up for our emailing list here. In the meantime, review the information below to prepare yourself and stay ahead of the game.

Dispensary/Cultivation Application Tools and Services: 

1. Download and read our FREE Guide To Getting Started In The Cannabis Industry 

2. Purchase our Roadmap To Success, a detailed summary and checklist of all the action items you will need to complete prior to application submission.

3. Browse and purchase our Marijuana Business Plan Templates (Cultivation Plan, Operations Plan, Security Plan etc.)

The DC Marijuana Business Application Process requires that you have specific essential plans when submitting your application. Learn more about the required and recommended business plans for DC below.

 

REQUIRED D.C BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

RECOMMENDED D.C BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

Refer to map for states with current and/or upcoming application opportunities to apply for medical marijuana licenses.

Are you an existing licensee holder and need help with the setup of your marijuana facility such as staffing, training or branding? Dispensary Permits offers business consulting for marijuana facilities. Contact us at info@dispensarypermits.com for a complimentary phone consultation.

DEMOGRAPHICS – DC

DECRIMINALIZED

Recreational & Medical Use

DATE PASSED

November 4, 2014

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

On November 4, D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71, which will legalize the limited possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults who are 21 or older.

QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Alzheimer’s Disease, Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Cancer, Cirrhosis, Glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure disorders, Other conditions, as determined by rulemaking, that are: “(i) chronic or long-lasting; “(ii) debilitating or interferes with the basic functions of life; and (iii) A serious medical condition for which the use of medical marijuana is beneficial: (I) That cannot be effectively treated by any ordinary medical or surgical measure; “(II) For which there is scientific evidence that the use of medical marijuana is likely to be significantly less addictive than the ordinary medical treatment for that condition.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Potential future opportunities. The Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2015 is currently being considered which will allow for a dispensary system.

CUSTOMER BASE

104,000

NUMBER OF DISPENSARIES

3

NUMBER OF CULTIVATORS

5

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