The Mayor of the District of Columbia recently signed legislation to remove the requirement that adults seeking to purchase marijuana products from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries must first obtain a recommendation from a licensed physician.
Known as the “Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022,” this legislation was previously voted for unanimously by the City Council.
The new law allows adults age 21 or older to “self-certify … that they are utilizing cannabis for medical purposes” when they register for a medical marijuana identification card. Once registered, self-certified adults may access any of the D.C. medical cannabis dispensaries.
This law leaves many questioning the difference between medical and recreational marijuana usage in D.C.
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