Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012, An Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana, allows a
qualifying patient to possess a 60-day supply of marijuana if the patient has a written certification from a
Massachusetts licensed physician. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) was charged
with issuing regulations to implement a medical use of marijuana program, which includes registration of
qualifying patients, caregivers, dispensary agents, and defining a 60-day supply.
In October, 2014, DPH began issuing Program ID Cards to qualifying patients, caregivers, and dispensary agents (see below for images of sample Program ID Cards by registration type). These Program ID Cards can be used by law enforcement and Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (“RMD’s”) to confirm that a patient, caregiver, or dispensary agent is eligible to possess marijuana for medical use.