How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland


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*Important 2019 Updates – The state now requires Maryland patients to order the physical ID card.

Beginning January 1, 2019: All new patients must pay a $50 state fee upon registration.

Beginning April 1, 2019: MMCC ID cards will be required at the time of purchase in dispensaries for all patients.

Expiration Date Extended to 3 years for MMCC cards issued after January 1, 2019. Patients will still need to see a doctor annually to be re-certified.*


Everyone wants to know how to get a medical marijuana card in Maryland, and we are here to help you learn everything that’s needed to become a patient in Maryland. First things first, the state had big plans to allow out of state patients to gain access to their program. However, we haven’t seen anyone from out of state successfully be approved and the state has since pushed back that opportunity for out of state patients. Thus, the Maryland medical marijuana program is only accepting in-state patients at this time.

What is the Maryland Medical Marijuana Program?

The medical marijuana program in Maryland was approved by lawmakers in 2013. The program recently became operational with some dispensaries opening in September of 2017. Multiple growers have received their final licenses to grow as well. The MMP program allows people to become legal medical marijuana patients in the state and gain access to cannabis dispensaries all throughout the state.

How do you Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Maryland?

To qualify for medical marijuana you have to be 18 years of age and also have one of the qualifying conditions. Patients can be approved for a medical marijuana card in Maryland for a wide range of conditions. The most common diagnosis fall into the general categories:  Chronic pain, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Migraine, Allergies, Severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, or any other condition, as determined by rule-making that is, chronic or long-lasting. Veriheal will assist you with organizing your above medical records once you create an account, and can connect you with a doctor who will approve you. Medical records are not required however to get your card.

If a patient is under 18, they must register with a caregiver that is over 18. That caregiver can obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary for the patient.

How do I get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland?

On the Maryland commission’s website, you need to register with the state of Maryland by providing your name, address, date of birth, and uploading an image of a valid state government ID. After this, a patient will visit a Veriheal doctor who is registered with the Commission to obtain their “written certification.”

How can I find a medical marijuana doctor in Maryland to approve me?

The hard part has always been finding physicians that believe in the power of medical cannabis for treatment. Veriheal provides licensed physicians all across the state that are in good standing with Maryland who can provide evaluations and approvals to patients that qualify. Currently, just to name a few, Veriheal has doctors in Baltimore, Salisbury, Laurel, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Oxon Hill, and Catonsville. Evaluations can also be completed with a Veriheal virtually through our platform. Just select the option to see a doctor online and you can get approved from the comfort of your own couch!

What do I do after I am approved?

Once approved and you receive your certification, you can purchase medical cannabis from any Maryland dispensary. You can also purchase from any DC dispensary as a result of reciprocity. If you would like a medical marijuana card you can order one from Maryland for $50. All that’s necessary is for you to print your pdf certification from MMCC site, the physical card is optional.

If you don’t have your MMCC ID#: Register with Maryland here http://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/patients.aspx. Send your number to your doctor in your portal or via email. And you are done!

Where are the Maryland dispensaries?

Maryland has awarded 102 medical weed dispensary licenses across the state. You can also visit www.veriheal.com/dispensaries to see all of the dispensaries that are open for business. Additionally, a short list has been included below:

Entity Name District

Advanced Alternative Therapies LLC30
AGG Wellness LLC42
Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary1
Alternative Medicine Maryland LLC32
AltPharm LLC26
AmediCanna Dispensary LLC12
B1 Earthgroup Inc.14
Bethesda Biomedical Inc.22
Blair Wellness Center LLC43
Bloomworks Wellness LLC3
Blu Pharms LLC21
Blue Mountain LLC34
Blue Ridge Wellness LLC8
Budding Rose LLC16
Cannabus LLC15
CannaMD LLC45
CannaPharmacy Maryland LLC47
Cannavations MD LLC11
Charm City Medicus LLC6
Charm City Relief Partners LLC44
Chesacanna Inc.11
Chesapeake Alternatives LLC16
Chesapeake Apothecary28
Chesapeake Health Sciences7
Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC40
Columbia Care MD LLC18
Compassionate Herbal Alternatives Inc.25
CWS LLC42
DLD Enterprises Inc5
Durjaya LLC33
Euphoria Wellness Maryland LLC4
Evolution Wellness LLC30
Farmalogics Health & Wellness LLC9
Four Green Fields LLC35
Freestate Partners LLC13
G&J Pharmaceuticals LLC29
Gina Dubbe12
GPD LLC32
GreenLabs Inc.46
GreenMart of Maryland6
GTI Maryland LLC20
H&G Maryland LLC41
Hallaway LLC45
Herbiculture Inc.14
Hippocratic Growth LLC36
Jenny’s of Maryland I LLC24
Jova Wellness Center26
K&R Holdings Inc.4
LinLar LLC24
LMS Wellness BLLC8
Maryland Alternative Relief Inc.19
Maryland Earthworks Inc.28
Maryland Health & Wellness Inc.2
Maryland Medical Cannabis Co. LLC (M2C2 HerbaFi)20
Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions LLC31
Maryland Physician Partners LLC31
Maryland Wellness Access LLC13
MaryLeaf LLC39
MCNA Wellness LLC27
Medical Products and Services Inc.43
Meshow LLC7
Metropolitan Medicinals LLC25
MGTM LLC33
MI Dispensary39
Mikran LLC15
Mission Maryland LLC44
MMRC10
MyBond LLC5
Nature Care & Wellness LLC35
OC Botanicals LLC38
Our Community Wellness & Compassionate Care Center Inc.23
PalliaTech Maryland LLC10
Peake ReLeaf LLC17
Peninsula Alternative Health LLC37
PharmaCann LLC18
PharmKent LLC36
Positive Energy LLC38
Premium Medicine of Maryland LLC19
Pure Hana Synergy LLC21
Pure Life Medical Inc.46
Revolution Maryland Retail LLC34
Southern Maryland Relief LLC29
Sugarloaf Enterprises17
The Apothecary LLC1
The SENTEL Group LLC23
Three Creeks Dispensary27
Tilstar LLC37
Time for Healing LLC22
Town Center Wellness LLC47
Trilogy Wellness of Maryland LLC9
WadeWomen LLC-Dr. Dot’s40
Wellness Institute of Maryland3

 

What can I buy from a dispensary with my Maryland medical card?

When the dispensaries open, and you have a medical marijuana card in Maryland,  you can buy:

  • Cannabis Dry Flower
  • Cannabis Tinctures
  • Cannabis Vapor Oil
  • Cannabis Liquids
  • Cannabis Oils

 


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