Getting Your Cannabis Card

Registering for your DC medical marijuana card is a relatively straight-forward process. You will need:

  • two forms of proof of DC residency;
  • two passport type photos;
  • a physician recommendation;
  • a completed application form; and
  • a money order for the registration fee.

The application may be submitted electronically, mailed, or hand-delivered to the Department of Health. Some forms are available in English and Spanish. Links to the forms are provided below:

Adult Application, English
Adult Application Checklist, English
Adult Electronic Application, English
Adult Application, Spanish
Adult Application Checklist, Spanish
Minor Application, English
Minor Application Checklist, English
Caregiver Application, English

If you have your physician’s recommendation but need help completing the form, please: give us a call (202) 618-5635; send us an email at: [email protected]; or stop by Herbal Alternatives.

If you need a physician’s recommendation, we will be happy to provide you with the names of several physicians that will assist you.

For a limited time only, Herbal Alternatives is paying the patient registration fee for patients who choose Herbal Alternatives as their dispensary. (If you paid your registration fee we will issue you an equivalent credit.)

Transferring to Herbal Alternatives

Transferring dispensaries is simply a matter of completing a form and paying a fee. If the form is mailed or delivered by anyone other than the patient or caregiver, processing may take up to seven (7) business days. If the form and fee are delivered by the patient or caregiver, the transfer may potentially be completed in shorter period of time.

Link to transfer application and instructions:

Transfer Application

For a limited time, Herbal Alternatives is paying patient/caregiver transfer fees (or issuing a credit for the fee against the first purchase) for patients transferring to Herbal Alternatives.