Washington, DC's Family Owned & Operated Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Takoma Wellness Center
Takoma Wellness Center is proud to be a family-owned and operated and licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the District of Columbia, one of five total in the city. Committed to putting patients before all else, they provide a warm and friendly environment for patients to discover and explore medical cannabis, often hold educational seminars, private sessions, and classes. Takoma Wellness Center works within the community to broaden the medical marijuana program in D.C. by breaking through the stigma with knowledge and proven success.
The family behind Takoma Wellness know well how cannabis can exponentially improve individuals’ lives: their grandfather had multiple sclerosis, and while prescriptions drugs were riddled with adverse side effects, medical marijuana helped him regain his quality of life. After retiring from their careers and moving Washington D.C., there was an opportunity to open a dispensary in their grandfather’s memory, as a place where patients would feel comfortable. In August 2013, Takoma Wellness began serving their community as one of the first dispensaries in the District of Columbia, today catering to over 1,000 individuals, nearly 25-30% of the patient population.
Takoma Wellness Center works hard to be a warm and caring environment that focuses on patients first, with a strong emphasis placed on education and relationships. New patients each are guided through a first-time consultation, where an educated member of their team explains medical cannabis, proper dosing, consumption methods and answers any question patients may have. Takoma Wellness Center also closely works with American’s for Safe Access, actively working correct misinformation, remove the negative stigma of medical cannabis, and work in close collaboration with D.C. legislators to expand the MMRP program in the city.
As one of the oldest dispensaries in the District of Columbia, Takoma Wellness Center boasts one of the largest selections as well, with over 125 products and more than 60 different strains of flower alone. All medicine originates from one of five cultivation centers in D.C., with their exclusive strains of Pineapple Express, Hawaiian Trainwreck, Nutty Haze and Tangie all popular with their patients. Takoma Wellness Center is also proud to be the first and only dispensary in DC to offer CBD oil to patients, called Jackson’s Courage after one of their patients, and offer this oil free to minors in need.
Takoma Wellness Center gladly accepts both debit cards and cash payments and is proud to offer discounts to veterans and patients below the poverty level. They also offer discounts on patient renewals, first-time registration patients, birthdays, and through their loyalty program throughout the year. They encourage patients to follow-up with any questions or concerns, as they know that finding the best medicine for individual needs takes time. Parking is plentiful and handicap accessible.
Nestled in the northwestern quarter of Washington, D.C., Takoma Wellness Center is right across the street from the Takoma Metro Station near the Maryland border. They are proud to serve the neighborhoods of Takoma, Manor Park, Brightwood, Fort Totten Chevy Chase, Forest Hills, Friendship Heights, Tenleytown, Cleveland Park, Spring Valley, Palisades and the greater D.C. area.
Takoma is one of the northernmost areas of the District of Columbia, which is itself a cornucopia of national landmarks and tourist attractions. As the United States Capitol, Washington D.C. houses the White House, the United States Capitol and the Library of Congress. It’s also home to a great number of museums, such as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the International Spy Museum, and much more. The Washington Monument, National Mall, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial are all tourist draws as well as the United States National Arboretum and Kenilworth Park. From Fort Totten and down the Potomac River, Takoma Wellness Center works to serve any and all D.C. patients.
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From the first intake appointment to everyday purchase, my experience with Takoma Wellness Center's staff has been nothing but positive. The owners are a tremendous resource and DC residents owe a lot to the Kahns for our ability to have medical marijuana; they've been tireless advocates for medical cannabis for years. I've heard other DC dispensaries often are out of stock, but this rarely happens at Takoma Wellness Center--they have a great selection and staff is knowledgable about each strain's benefits and effects. I'm so grateful to have this place--it feels like family by now to me. The location is conveniently near the Takoma metro stop, and the dispensary itself is decorated in a warm, inviting way. This is