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How Many Dispensaries Are in Washington DC?

Although there are no official sources on the number of licensed dispensaries in Washington DC, searching online reveals at least 7 licensed marijuana dispensaries in the district.

When Do Washington DC Marijuana Dispensaries Open Near Me?

The majority of Washington DC dispensaries open around mid-morning, usually between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. However, opening hours are not the same for all dispensaries and may vary depending on the day of the week. To find the specific opening hours for nearby dispensaries, check their websites or call their contact phone number. To find the website addresses and contact phone numbers for nearby dispensaries, search online using the keywords “Washington DC dispensaries near me.”

Do Washington DC Cannabis Dispensaries Open Late Near Me?

Washington DC dispensaries do not open until late, with most stores closed between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, closing hours are even earlier, with many retailers closing before 6:00 p.m. To find the specific closing hours for Washington DC cannabis dispensaries near you, contact the stores using the phone numbers on their websites. To find their website addresses, search online using the search phrase “Washington DC cannabis dispensaries near me.” Some dispensaries list their opening and closing hours on their websites for each day of the week, so you may not have to find their phone numbers to find their operation hours.

Are there Washington DC Dispensaries Near Me that Deliver?

Some Washington DC dispensaries offer cannabis delivery, while others only provide in-store shopping and curbside pickups. To find out of DC dispensaries near you that offer cannabis delivery, check the store's websites or call the stores’ phone numbers. To search for DC dispensaries near you offering this open, use the search term “legal Washington DC dispensaries near me that deliver.”

Are there Washington DC Dispensaries that Ship Out of State?

No, cannabis’ federal status as an illegal substance means any dispensary found shipping cannabis out of the district risks severe legal repercussions, including revoking a cannabis business license—therefore, no dispensary in DC ships cannabis out of the district.

Are there Recreational Dispensaries in Washington DC?

Although adult-use cannabis sales are illegal under the DC Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014 (also called Initiative 71), the measure permits the transfer of one ounce or less of weed to persons aged 21 or older as long as no money, goods, or services are exchanged. Some retail shops, commonly described as I-71-compliant dispensaries, offer a gifting system claimed to be in compliance with the rules of Initiative 71 to allow adults to purchase specific items, such as T-shirts, haikus, stickers, or digital arts, but get gifts of specific cannabis strains for the amounts paid.

What Do I Need to Bring to a Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Near Me?

There are no licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries in DC, as adult-use cannabis sales are illegal even though possessing up to two ounces of recreational cannabis is legal. Still, “I-71-compliant shops" offering cannabis as a gift for purchasing other items may require buyers to provide government-issued photo IDs to prove they are 21 or older.

What Do I Need to Bring to a Washington DC Medical Marijuana Dispensary Near Me?

The ABCA issues medical marijuana cards to approved medical marijuana patients in the district. This card is a requirement for DC residents visiting medical marijuana dispensaries in the district. However, the ABCA also offers medical marijuana reciprocity by allowing patients from certain states in the United States to use their out-of-state medical marijuana cards to buy medical cannabis in the district. Patients from the following states are allowed to use their medical marijuana cards to purchase medical cannabis in DC:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Can I Visit a Washington DC Dispensary Near Me Without a Medical Marijuana Card?

You cannot visit an ABCA-licensed dispensary in the district without a medical marijuana card issued by the district or any state that DC allows to purchase medical cannabis at its licensed stores.

Can I Enter a Washington DC Dispensary Near Me at Age 18?

You can enter Washington DC-licensed dispensaries if you are 18 or older. Persons under 18 are not allowed inside but may have their caregivers purchase medical marijuana products for them.

How Many Washington DC Dispensaries Near Me Can I Visit in A Day?

You may visit all medical marijuana dispensaries in DC in one day if you wish. While there is no cap on the number of dispensaries you may visit in a single day, there is a cap on the amount of cannabis you can purchase. Pursuant to Section 7-1671.03, temporary legislation expiring on August 3, 2023, allows patients and their caregivers to possess no more than 8 ounces of dried medical cannabis at any one moment. After then, patients will not be able to buy more than 2 ounces of dried medical cannabis, which may be increased to 4 ounces by rulemaking at the instance of the DC Mayor.

Do Washington DC Dispensaries Near Me Take Credit Cards?

No. Due to banking laws in the United States, banks and credit card companies may lose their right to do business if they process cannabis payments. Hence, credit cards are not accepted by DC dispensaries. DC dispensaries accept cash and debit cards.

Do Washington DC Dispensaries Near Me Accept Medical Insurance?

No. Licensed dispensaries in DC do not accept medical insurance. Medical pot buyers are required to use cash or debit cards to pay for their purchases.

Do Washington DC Dispensaries Near Me Track How Much Weed I Buy?

Per DC rules, cannabis dispensaries must maintain true, complete, and real-time electronic records of each transaction conducted by the facility, including the name and address of the buyer and the quantity of medical cannabis dispensed. Note that real-time electronic records refer to a records system capable of tracking the amount of medical cannabis that DC residents and patients from another jurisdiction purchase at a licensed facility in real-time.

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