New Massachusetts Medical Patients
How Do I Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts?
To receive a medical marijuana card in the state, you’ll first need to be diagnosed with a qualifying condition or illness. According to the Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana, state residents must possess a “debilitating medical condition” to receive a medical marijuana card. Qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, glaucoma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, as well as other conditions, as determined by the patient’s physician.
If you qualify, you’ll need to first seek out a doctor, nurse, or physician’s assistant registered with the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program. This health care provider will perform an exam to determine whether medical marijuana is a suitable treatment. If they determine that you do indeed qualify, they’ll give you a PIN, which you’ll use to register on the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program site.
In your application, you will need to include a government-issued ID, as well as a recent photograph.
Where Do I Apply for a Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card in Massachusetts?
You’ll need to visit the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program site after you’ve received a PIN from a qualified healthcare provider.