Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws
Maryland Medical Marijuana Program
Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) online application must be submitted to the MMCC to seek registration as an MMJ patient. To begin the process of obtaining a medical cannabis card, you must apply to the MMCC for registration in the MMCC program. It’s important to have all the necessary documents and information gathered and in electronic format before beginning the application process, as the online form must be completed and submitted in one online session. With that stated, it’s important to review the requirements and the applicable guidance documents before beginning the application process. Also, it’s not possible to save and later complete the application. After submitting your application, you will need to have an in-person visit with a certified cannabis doctor with whom you have a bona-fide provider-patient relationship. A bona-fide provider-patient relationship is defined as a counseling or treatment relationship whereby the registered MJ doctor reviews your medical records and history pertaining to your qualifying condition, completes an in-person assessment or via telemedicine if allowed, creates and maintains medically standardized medical records, has the expectation of monitoring the patient’s treatment program, and takes steps, if medically indicated, to follow up with the patient. To be able to certify patients for cannabis treatment, a provider must be registered with MMCC Provider Registry. There are certain conditions that qualify a patient for MMJ certification, such as chronic and debilitating diseases that cause certain defined symptoms, including severe or chronic pain, seizures, PTSD, and persistent muscle spasms.
If your certified MJ doctor or provider determines your disease or medical condition qualifies you for medical cannabis, he or she will go to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) website to issue your MMJ patient written certification. Providers may issue your patient written certification immediately. The requirements for adult and minor patients differ. For instance, minor patients under 18 must always have at least one caregiver. Only parents and legal guardians may serve as caregivers under the Maryland medical cannabis program. Caregivers must meet certain conditions and apply through the MMCC online system. After the MMJ patient and caregiver apply through the system, the patient must log into their account to designate a caregiver. After being approved by the MMCC for medical cannabis, you may order an MMCC medical cannabis card by logging into your MMCC account. There is a fee due at the time of registration for a medical cannabis card. After being notified you’ve been approved for medical cannabis, you may obtain legal medical cannabis from a Maryland-licensed dispensary. National Medical Marijuana Card Services makes finding a dispensary easier by providing a searchable listing of dispensaries near you.
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Medicinal marijuana and low THC products are available for qualified patients. In many states, legal marijuana products include marijuana CBD, edibles, tinctures, capsules, vape products, and flower, to name a few.
Find More information pertaining to Maryland’s medical cannabis program, including general FAQs, approved medical conditions, and steps to take to obtain your medical cannabis card as a patient.Maryland Department of Health