Washington DC 2018 Cannabis Reciprocity Approval

It has taken over a year since the initial unanimous voting of the council approving medical marijuana cards from certain other states, but the DC council has finally put the legislation of B22-446 into effect as of April 2018. But this new legislation isn’t just good news for out-oftowners. DC locals will benefit as well. Here are just a few of the changes that the B22-446 legislation will bring to DC locals:

• Same-day registration
• Home delivery
• Establishing safe treatment facilities
• Capping taxes
• Existing dispensaries to expand operation

The 16 State Programs Currently Approved by the DC Council for Their Medical Marijuana Cards

1. Colorado
2. Connecticut
3. Delaware
4. Florida
5. Hawaii
6. Illinois
7. Maine
8. Maryland
9. Massachusetts
10. Michigan
11. Montana
12. New Hampshire
13. New Jersey
14. Oregon
15. Rhode Island
16. Washington

While there are still quite a few states that the new DC reciprocity law does not include, such as Arkansas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and a handful of others, many locals are hopeful that over time this last will change and the list will continue to grow. For now, we are very glad for these most recent changes that will allow us to accept medical marijuana cards from these various states to offer people the medical help they need when in the DC area.

Important Information for Visiting a Dispensary

There is a limit of purchasing four ounces of medical marijuana per 30-day period for a cannabis card holder. To enter the dispensary, you must have your state-issued photo ID and your state-issued medical marijuana card.

If you have any questions about the new DC reciprocity legislation or would like to know more about medical marijuana in general, feel free to visit our FAQs page or contact Herbal Alternatives to talk to one of our team members. We’re always more than happy to help and answer questions.