Information for New Maryland Medical Patients
If you are just getting started on your medical marijuana journey, you’re going to need to know where to start. Here are some of the fundamentals of obtaining and utilizing a medical marijuana card in Maryland.
How Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland?
To obtain a medical marijuana card in Maryland, before all else, you will need to qualify. In part, this means that you will have to have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition or illness.
A particular medical condition will qualify you if it causes any of the following symptoms or complications:
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Acute or persistent muscle spasms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Another severe or chronic medical condition if other treatments have proven ineffective
You will begin the process by visiting a certified medical cannabis provider. The provider will perform specific tests and assessments to determine whether you qualify for a medical marijuana card in Maryland. If you qualify, your provider will supply you with certification.
You’ll then be ready to submit an online MMCC registration using the Maryland OneStop Portal. Alongside the certification you’ve been provided, you will also be required to supply materials such as an electronic copy of your government-provided ID, a recent photograph, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and proof of Maryland residency.
The MMCC will then review your application, and you can expect to receive a response within 45 days.
Where Do I Apply for a Maryland Patient or Caregiver Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card?
You can apply for a Maryland medical marijuana card online through the Maryland OneStop Portal. Before February 2021, individuals had been required to register directly through the MMCC site.
You will need to create an account on the portal to submit your application for consideration.