Zen Leaf™ is proud to offer Application assistance for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and Opioid Alternative Program.
Please fill out the form below and a Zen Leaf™ representative will contact you soon.
Please note: Effective December 14, 2017, the Commission extended the administrative hold on out-of-state patient applicants until further notice. As a result of this hold, out-of-state patient applications will not be reviewed at this time, and applicants who live outside the State may not access medical cannabis at Maryland licensed dispensaries. Please see Bulletin: 2018- 002 for additional information.
Step 2: Obtain a written certification from a provider registered with the Commission
Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification from a provider registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The patient is required by law to have a bona fide provider-patient relationship with the provider and the provider must approve medical cannabis as a treatment option for the patient for a qualifying medical condition. Qualifying medical conditions includecachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.
The Provider Registry is open and the Commission encourages providers to register. Any provider with an active, unrestricted license in good standing with their Associated Board and actively registered to prescribe controlled substances in Maryland is eligible to register with MMCC.
When both the patient and provider are registered with MMCC, the provider will need the patient’s MMCC-issued Patient ID Number to issue the certification for medical cannabis through the Commission’s secure online application.
Step 3: Visit a licensed Maryland dispensary
After registering, obtaining a valid written certification from a registered provider, and printing a temporary MMCC Patient ID card, patients are able to visit licensed Maryland dispensaries to purchase medical cannabis.
When purchasing medical cannabis at a dispensary, patients will be required to present their MMCC ID card. The dispensary agent will verify the patient’s certification in the Commission’s database before conducting any transaction.
Patients may only purchase and obtain a maximum of a thirty-day supply of medical cannabis at one time. Please note: A certification that is not used to purchase medical cannabis, at a licensed dispensary in the state of Maryland, within 120 days of issuance becomes null and void.
Examples of acceptable photos:
If your photo does not meet the stated guidelines, your application will be returned.
In general, your photo must look like a passport or driver's license photo. Specifically, it must adhere to the following requirements:
For more examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos, visit the Passport Photos page of the US Department of State website. NOTE: Please do not use the photo cropping tool on the Passport Photos page; simply view the photos provided as samples of what is and is not acceptable.
Qualifying patients must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition, as defined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, to be eligible for a medical cannabis registry identification card in Illinois.
A certifying provider may apply to amend the approval at any time.
VISIT THE MMCC REGISTRY