D.C. LMMTI establishes a state medical marijuana registry program. As such, patients are required to register with the state. Qualified patients must be diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition by a qualified physician. If applicable, designation of a caregiver should also be included. After seeing a medical marijuana doctor, patients should register with the state. To register, patients need to submit a state application form, a physician statement, and a photo ID to the state registry. Patients who are validated by the state are immune from state level criminal penalties on the use, possession, and cultivation of medical marijuana.