Find a DC Dispensary [Complete DC Weed Guide]

Updated: Mar 3

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The use of cannabis for both recreational and medical purposes has been legalized in Washington DC. This has brought about the establishment of a lot of D.C. dispensaries and smoke shops - making weed accessible to almost every one of legal age in D.C. However, this transfer of weed across the District is managed by certain restrictions, laws, and requirements- and there are a lot of these.

Unfortunately, a lot of D.C. residents are not familiar with these laws and often end up in big trouble with the law. This guide will talk about the various D.C weed laws, how to find licensed dispensaries, and where to get legal weed in D.C.

Looking for a DC Dispensary?

One thing to note is that unlike other weed-friendly places in the U.S, there are no recreational dispensaries in Washington. Only medical dispensaries are allowed to operate in the nation's capital.

So what's the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana? Well, one major difference would be how you acquire it. Medical marijuana requires that individuals possess a medical marijuana card before they can acquire weed. Medical marijuana cards help dispensaries identify your medical condition and confirm whether it can be treated with cannabis or not.

You can get a medical marijuana card from all 33 states with medical marijuana programs. It's usually a month's long process and costs around $100.

There are other legal ways to acquire weed in D.C. for individuals who aren't willing to wait that long for a medical marijuana card, smoke shops, for example! Smoke shops are alternatives to dispensaries and operate under the law. We will talk more about smoke shops later on in this article.

Is Weed Legal in DC?

If you're still wondering whether weed is legal in D.C., the answer is yes. You can use cannabis for both recreational and medical purposes.

Regarding the recreational use of cannabis in Washington, there are specific requirements that must be met.

These requirements were set up by D.C.'s Initiative 71 (I71). When getting recreational weed in D.C., all that matters is that you follow the laws set by I71. The following section will discuss I71 in detail, so stick around!

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What is Initiative 71?

Initiative 71 is a D.C. initiative that legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the nation's capital. It was a voter-approved ballot (64% of voters) conducted in 2014 for the legalization of weed. However, the measure went into full effect on February 26, 2015.

One of the most important conditions initiative 71 sets is that you must be 21 years and acquire weed. Here are other rules set by the initiative:

  • You can only share and gift weed but not sell or buy

  • Individuals of age can possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to three mature and three immature marijuana plants in their homes.

  • Using marijuana on federal property is forbidden. The federal government owns about 29% of D.C. land. These lands include parks and military zones. Avoid smoking weed in these places.

  • Individuals are allowed to transfer up to one ounce of marijuana plants to another person.

  • The law charges a fine for consuming marijuana in public.

Note: These rules were not created to discourage the use of weed but to make sure that weed isn't sold illegally in the District. Learn more about the DC Weed Laws.

So How do I get Weed in Washington DC?

You can get weed in D.C. from credible sources, such as I71 compliant smoke shops. As stated earlier, weed can be gotten for medical or recreational purposes. But remember, medical use requires you to possess a medical marijuana card. But for Initiative 71 stores like Hidden Gym, all you need is a 21+ state-issued ID so no need for a medical card.

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Do I Need to Be a D.C. Resident?

Not at all. Anyone can get weed in DC, tourists too. Just make sure you acquire weed legally. If you get weed from the wrong source, you can get penalized or, even worse, do some jail time.

How to Order Free Marijuana Gifts from Hidden Gym DC

From edibles, concentrates, pre-rolls, flower, and more, here's how to order weed from us;

  • Browse our online menu

  • Pick a free I71 gift

  • Purchase a fitness plan in exchange

You can skip the line by preordering online and pick up the gift from our store. Or enjoy in-store shopping and ask our team any question you may have regarding our products. Also, note that you must be 21 years and above, have an identity card for verification and have cash on hand. We don't accept cards or transfers.

If you have any questions regarding our products or ordering process, feel free to call us at (202) 568-0094 or chat with us on Whatsapp.

At Hidden Gym, we only gift premium quality weed and comply with Initiative 71 provisions. What makes us unique is the fact that we offer workout plans to help keep you in tip-top shape while you toke up. We are also one of the most highly reviewed head shops in the District - with 113 five-star reviews on Google reviews. Here are some verified Google reviews from previous customers;

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Brittany O. shares;

"The place is brand new but the vibes made me feel right at home. The staff is very knowledgeable and the weed is top tier. They combined my two favourite things in life- speakeasy vibes in dispensary…wow. Hidden Gym is dope af!".

Iachay D. says;

"Omg I love this place! Its black owned, reasonable prices, different selections. Beautiful staff and vibe. Will be coming back"

There are a lot of places to get weed in DC. But the problem of acquiring weed from an illegal weed store still persists.

One thing to note is that even if you didn't know the shop you got weed from was illegal, you might still get in trouble with the law. All smoke shops in D.C. must be registered and I71 complaint - this is how you can tell a shop is legal.

Check out Washington DC's Top Rated i71 Shop – Hidden Gym. From California to local D.C. brands, we offer only premium weed gifts like flowers, edibles, and concentrates. Call (202) 568-0094 for more information on how to place an order. Or visit our online menu to pre-order online and skip the line!

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