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Securing a medical marijuana card in Maryland requires a variety of steps in addition to the applicant meeting pre-qualified conditions. Let Zen Leaf help make this process easy as we outline and define these steps and conditions. 

Who is Eligible for a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland? 

To be eligible for a medical cannabis card in the state of Maryland, applicants need to meet the following criteria: 

  • For adult applicants, you must be 18 years or older. 
  • Those under 18 must have a caregiver, such as a parent or legal guardian, submit the application on their behalf. 
  • All individuals applying for the card must prove their residency within Maryland. 
  • A physician registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) must confirm that you have one of the state’s approved medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabis use. 

Can Minors Obtain Their Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland? 

Yes, minors can obtain a medical marijuana card in Maryland, but the process involves strict regulations to ensure their safety and compliance with legal standards. It's designed to provide access to medical cannabis for minors under careful supervision and with the necessary medical endorsement.

What Conditions are Approved for Medical Marijuana in Maryland?

The MMCC has authorized cannabis treatment for patients with certain conditions. For medical cannabis use in Maryland, your condition must be among the following approved list: 

  • Anorexia 
  • Cachexia 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Seizures 
  • Severe nausea 
  • Severe or chronic pain 
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms 
  • Wasting syndrome 
  • Any other severe condition that has not responded to traditional treatments. 

You're Eligible for a Maryland Medical Card – What Next? 

Both minors and adults who fulfill the necessary criteria can proceed with their application for a Maryland medical cannabis card. The application process must be done through the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission OneStop Portal online. 

How Do You Register for Your Maryland Medical Card? 

The process to apply for a Maryland medical card will be different depending on if you're an adult or minor patient.

Registration Process for Adults 

  • Fill out and submit the online application form, and confirm your email address. 
  • Await an email with your MMCC Patient ID number and application status. 
  • Book an appointment with an MMCC-certified provider to receive your cannabis certification (using your MMCC Patient ID). 
  • Download the temporary MMCC ID card. 
  • Obtain your official MMCC ID card. 

Registration Process for Minors: 

Minor patients need a caregiver, such as a parent or legal guardian, to register for medical cannabis on their behalf. Here are the steps for minor patient registration in Maryland: 

  • The caregiver registers and receives an ID Number from the MMCC for the minor. 
  • Collect the necessary documents and information to register the minor. 
  • Wait for an approval email. 
  • Schedule an appointment with an MMCC-certified provider for the minor’s written certification. 
  • Wait to receive the minor’s Maryland medical marijuana card (MMCC card). 

What Documents are Required for a Maryland Medical Card?

Make sure you have following documents for your Maryland medical marijuana card application: 

1. Proof of Identification

To apply for a Maryland medical card, patients are required to prove their identity by providing one of the following:

  • Maryland driver’s license 
  • State identification card 
  • Military ID 
  • U.S. Passport 

2. Proof of Residency in Maryland

To apply for a medical card in Maryland, the state requires patients to provide proof of residency through the following:

  • Vehicle registration card or title 
  • Utility bill 
  • Bank statement 
  • MVA change of address card 
  • Property tax bill 
  • W-2 statement 
  • Car insurance policy 
  • Recent paystubs (within 90 days)

Note: If your driver’s license or state ID card has your current address, no additional documents are needed. Otherwise, submit any two of the listed documents as residency proof.

3. A Passport Style Photo

As part of registering for a medical card in Maryland the state requires patients to provide a passport style photo. Ensure you have this taken prior to registering.

4. Documents for $50 MMCC Card Fee Waiver (if applicable)

Eligibility for the $50 MMCC card fee waiver, if applicable, by participating in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program or Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System.

Examples of Accepted Documents:

  • VA ID Card. 
  • Red and white Maryland medical assistance card. 
  • Creditable Coverage Certificate. 
  • Eligibility letter from the Maryland Health Connection. 

Caregiver's are required to provide proof of legal guardianship when applying for a minor. Examples of acceptable documents to establish proof include:

  • Birth certificate 
  • Adoption certificate 
  • Legal guardianship court order 

Contact Zen Leaf for Assistance with Your Maryland Medical Card 

If you’re exploring the option of obtaining your medical card in Maryland but need additional help, look no further. At Zen Leaf our expert advisors are here to help you on your journey to wellness. Contact us today and let us help streamline your Maryland medical card experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting a Maryland Medical Card

Interested in learning more? Take a look at some common questions patients ask about getting a Maryland medical card.