Vote Medical Marijuana District of Columbia Grade

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Background

The voters of Washington, D.C. first approved medical cannabis in 1998 with the passage of Initiative 59 (I-59), but the law was blocked by Congress. Once Congress dropped its opposition, the D.C. Council in January 2010 introduced a replacement for I-59, which was non-binding. Registered cultivation centers supply dispensaries from which patients and their caregivers may obtain up to two ounces of cannabis in a 30-day period.


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District of Columbia Report Card

View and print the District of Columbia MMJ State Report from our latest report: Medical Marijuana access in the U.S. A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.

District of Columbia Grade Action

While many state programs have important elements helpful to patients, no state has yet established an ideal, comprehensive program, and the recent trend of restrictive medical marijuana laws fails to meet the needs of patients. Contact your representative today!