Washington D.C.

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Cannabis Status

Medical and Recreational

Overview of Medical Cannabis in Washington D.C.

Amendment Act B18-622, although voted to be legalized in 1998 the law was never put into place, eventually it was approved and passed into law in 2010. Patients are required to be recommended by their doctor. Home Cultivation is allowed.

Possession Limit

4 oz per month, or other amounts considered to be an equivalent in other forms.

Overview of Recreational Cannabis in Washington D.C.

Initiative 71 passed as a ballot initiative in 2014. Home Cultivation is allowed.

Possession Limit

2 oz, 6 plants per person and 12 plants per household.

Hemp Status


Overview of Hemp in Washington D.C.

Hemp was federally legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, signed December 20, 2018.

How to Survive in a Cannabis Market with Falling Prices

In a previous blog I wrote that in Colorado and other states large harvests of outdoor cannabis would depress prices.  That harvest is now hitting the market and we are seeing prices in the $400-$500.  The price of indoor pounds has fallen to $1,000 or less, down from close to $2,000 a pound a year […]