The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), including the Health Professional Licensing office, will be closing for business at 12 pm on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The Vital Records office will be closed the entire day. All DOH offices will promptly reopen for business on Friday, October 9, 2015.
All qualifying patients have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes when his or her primary physician has provided a written recommendation that bears his or her signature and license number. This recommendation must assert that the use of marijuana is medically necessary for the patient for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition or to mitigate the side effects of a qualifying medical treatment.
Below are some useful links regarding the Medical Marijuana Program.