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2024 LQ0 Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration

Friday, July 14, 2023

Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration (LQ0)

The mission of the Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration (ABCA) is to support the public’s health, safety, and welfare through the control and regulation of the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages and medical cannabis.

Summary of Services

ABCA conducts licensing, training, adjudication, community outreach, and enforcement efforts to serve licensees, law enforcement agencies, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs), civic associations, and the general community so that they understand and adhere to all District laws, regulations, and ABCA policies and procedures. ABCA also registers qualifying patients who have the right to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes when his or her primary physician has provided a written recommendation.