Cannabis Information by State: District of Columbia

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Licensing

In the District of Columbia, medical and recreational cannabis is legal. The sale of recreational marijuana is illegal, and a state license is required to engage in commercial cannabis activity. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) regulates the medical marijuana program.

Types of licenses include:

  • Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Medical Cannabis Cultivation Centers

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Regulations and Compliance

The Office of Medical Cannabis requires all licensees to use Metrc’s seed to sale tracking system to ensure that medical cannabis and cannabis products are safely tracked and monitored prior to sale.

Companies who engage in commercial cannabis activity must use Metrc, the state-designated cannabis tracking system, to track, record, and report inventory. 

Because remaining compliant includes tracking and reporting everything down to the gram, automation is essential for saving time and cutting costs. Implementing an ERP system designed for the regulations and supply chain of the cannabis industry will help your business survive and thrive.

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*Disclaimer: Cannabis laws vary by state and are subject to frequent changes. This article is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel or binding business advice. Please consider consulting a District of British Columbia lawyer for more information. 

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