Maryland has access to a new healthcare option called medical cannabis. It's shown promise as a source of relief for patients with a variety of chronic and debilitating conditions, and its therapeutic applications are as versatile as its routes of administration. We invite you to learn more about whether medical cannabis is right for you. Start by consulting your licensed and registered healthcare provider.
Start by registering as a patient or caregiver on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website.
Once you've registered, visit a doctor you have an ongoing relationship with to obtain a written certification. Only licensed medical practitioners registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission can issue written certifications to patients.
Educate yourself on the products available in Maryland. Look for medical cannabis grown and processed in hygienic facilities. Understand the difference between Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid plant classifications, and the concentrations of cannabinoids: THC vs. CBD vs. CBG vs. CBN, to name a few.
After you’ve registered with the state, received certification from your doctor, and familiarized yourself with Maryland’s cannabis products, you'll be ready to visit your local licensed dispensary. Choose a dispensary with a specialized and compassionate staff--good listeners who will work with you and connect you with the right treatment. Remember that because insurance is currently not accepted, medical cannabis is an out-of-pocket expense.
Effective April 1, 2019, all registered Maryland patients must present an MMCC-issued patient ID card in order to purchase medical cannabis. All new patients must pay $50 at registration to receive a card, which expires 3 years from the date of issue.
If you are already a registered patient but do not have an ID card, you can either submit a renewal application to MMCC for a $50 fee that will expire 3 years from the date of renewal, or order an MMCC ID card (also for a $50 fee) that will expire the date of your current registration.
MMCC ID cards issued prior to January 1, 2019 will expire on the expiration date listed on the card. Once renewed, a 3-year card will go into effect.
Caregivers may be appointed by registered patients with a provider recommendation. If you're selected by a patient, you must complete the state's application on the MMCC Website. Each caregiver may provide care for up to five qualifying patients.
Maryland law allows licensed and registered medical practitioners to recommend cannabis for any condition that is considered "severe," for which other medical treatments have been proven ineffective, and whose symptoms "reasonably can be expected to be relieved" by the medical use of cannabis.
Physicians may recommend cannabis for patients with a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
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