Apply for a Maryland Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Maryland medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

Overall Maryland rating:

4.8 out of 5 based on 139 reviews

Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


4 oz poss. limit

4 oz purchase limit

Recreational users


2 oz poss. limit

1.5 oz purchase limit

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why get a Maryland
Med Card

Access to higher potency strains

Enhanced legal protection

Save over 9% on cannabis purchases

Peace of mind

Greater purchase limits

Skip the dispensary line

Maryland savings explained

Excluded from 9% excise tax
2.5x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

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Schedule an appointment to see a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Maryland through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set. Our team would be more than happy to help.


Sign up as a new patient through the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) and pay the $25 state fee. You will need to provide some basic information and upload a picture of a valid government-issued ID that shows your Maryland address as well as a clear picture of yourself with a white background.

Every patient will need to prove Maryland residency for their application to be accepted by the state of Maryland.


Once you have your consultation and if you are approved for a Maryland medical marijuana card, the doctor will upload your MMCC ID and certify you for medical cannabis treatment. You can immediately print your temporary certification and begin buying cannabis from any dispensary in Maryland while you wait for your card to come in the mail.

Your physical MMCC ID card will be valid for three years; however, you will still need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician in MD. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

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Medical Cannabis Recommendation

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Maryland and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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About Medical Cannabis in Maryland

As of July 1, 2023 recreational cannabis is now available to purchase in Maryland. After Maryland voters approved ballot measure Question 4 in November 2022, the state made it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis, up to 12 grams of concentrated cannabis, or a total amount of cannabis products that does not exceed 750 mg of THC.

Since the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) was initiated in 2015, state university graduates in Maryland created apps that track cannabis strain effects to report to other users. Otha Smith III and a team of techies used personal experience to create the app. 

Smith said he was overwhelmed by a variety of cannabis products when he first became a patient registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission as an alternative to using opioids to manage pain that stems from a car crash in 2003 in which he was ejected from the vehicle,” reports The Gazette

While residents are making progressive cannabis apps, the state is changing arrest protocol when it comes to cannabis. In July 2020, a state judge ruled that the Baltimore Police Department can no longer arrest any resident on the basis of the smell of cannabis as probable cause. 

The ruling, “builds on a ruling last summer by the same court that an officer could not arrest and search someone based on an observation of an amount of marijuana that is fewer than 10 grams, which is within the range that was decriminalized in 2014,” reports the Baltimore Sun. 

As Maryland moves forward with medical cannabis apps and decriminalization efforts, residents of the Free State continue to openly benefit from the plant’s many healing properties.

Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in Maryland

To become a medical marijuana patient in Maryland, it’s a three-step process. First, book an appointment to see a doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition(s). You will also register with the MMCC as a new patient and upload a picture of a valid government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) that clearly shows your Maryland address and pay the $25 state fee. 

Qualifying Conditions

Maryland has a handful of qualifying conditions that make patients eligible for a medical cannabis card, including:

Additionally, the state allows any other “chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective,” as acceptable eligibility for card approval.  

Along with a qualifying condition(s), patients must prove their Maryland residency with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. The registration fee is $25. 

While Maryland only registers residents into the statewide program, “a person from out-of-state who is in the state for the purpose of receiving medical care can be issued a written certification and obtain medical cannabis, but the state does not accept ID cards from other states,” according to the MMCC’s website.

Caregivers in Maryland

Caregivers can apply to assist patients in Maryland online after meeting certain requirements. All caregivers must be at least 21-years-old and register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) for a $50 fee. A caregiver must also be Maryland resident, proving their address with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. 

Once a caregiver has their valid MMCC Caregiver ID Card, they can purchase medical cannabis from dispensaries in Maryland and transport it to their patient(s). According to the MMCC, Caregivers in Maryland can only serve up to five patients at once, and patients may have a maximum of two caregivers at once. However, minor patients (those under the age of 18) must have at least one caregiver at all times, and only a minor patient’s parents or legal guardians can serve as their caregivers. Note that caregivers must register with the MMCC first, then the minor patient can be registered.

Possession and Cultivation Limits in Maryland

The legal amount a Maryland resident can possess is based on a doctor’s recommendation, according to the state, noting that “the certification issued by a provider for a patient identifies the amount of dried flower and THC that the patient may purchase in a 30-day period.”

Currently, under Maryland law, medical cannabis patients and caregivers cannot cultivate their own cannabis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get medical cannabis in Maryland?

Yes, medical cannabis is legal in Maryland.

It’s simple. Use the form at the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will start setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your health and confirm your condition.

To qualify for medical marijuana in Maryland you must be at least 18 years of age, be a Maryland resident, have a valid government-issued ID, and have one of the qualifying conditions.

The medical marijuana evaluation and approval with Veriheal are $199, with a full guarantee that if not approved you will get your money back. The state of Maryland charges a $150 fee for the card application and registration, which is not necessarily guaranteed.

To qualify for medical marijuana in Maryland you must be at least 18 years of age, be a Maryland resident, have a valid government-issued ID, and have one of the qualifying conditions.

The following conditions qualify for medical cannabis in Maryland: cachexia or wasting syndrome, anorexia, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or persistent muscle spasms associated with conditions like epilepsy or multiple sclerosis (MS), glaucoma, PTSD, and any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care.

Patients diagnosed with severe conditions where other more traditional medical treatments have been ineffective may also qualify.

Yes, you must be a resident of Maryland to obtain a medical marijuana card. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in Maryland, an applicant must provide either a state driver’s license or identification card to prove they live at a specific address.

You can use your Maryland medical cannabis card in some other states. Check the local laws of the state you’re visiting to determine if your medical card is valid in that state.

No, you cannot. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

If you are not approved by a Veriheal, practitioner, your consultation is free!

We have a very high approval rate. However, if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

Maryland has issued pre-approval to over 102 dispensaries. You can see a list of Maryland dispensaries here.

There are a wide variety of products that medical cannabis patients in Maryland can choose from at the dispensary. Maryland currently allows card-holding patients to purchase all types of medicinal cannabis. Once you obtain a card, you can purchase raw cannabis flower, tinctures, oils, concentrates, topicals, vapes, pre-rolls, and edibles.

Yes, you can renew your medical card with Veriheal. Maryland medical cannabis patients must be recertified every three years. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

Places to Visit in MD After Enjoying Your Medicine

The southeastern state of Maryland borders the District of Columbia, making the U.S. Capital an exciting place to live and visit. Beyond the beaches of Ocean City, the city of Baltimore boasts National Harbor, famous for its ferris wheel, shopping, and eateries. While in town, take in a movie at the famed AFI Silver Theatre or eat some fresh crabs at the famous seaport. Speaking of water, the National Aquarium in town attracts up to 1.5 million locals and visitors alike annually while the Baltimore Museum of Art brings in thousands for its ever changing exhibits. With so much to see and do in Maryland, turn a trip to the dispensary into a day long adventure.

Ocean City

As its name suggests, Ocean City is a town of the beach with a boardwalk to boot. With so much water fun to be had in the area, choosing from boogie boarding, surfing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and water-skiing is one of the hardest decisions to make in the laid back area. Movies on the beach, fireworks, family beach games, and Sunset Park party nights turn a day in Ocean City into a lifetime of memories.

National Aquarium

More than 20,000 animals and 800 species fill up the National Aquarium in Baltimore, making the award-winning facility a fascinating stop in Maryland. The famed aquarium offers field conservation events and expert lectures, among other annual presentations including Shark Week exhibitions. Some stop by the water wonderland to see the colossal skeleton of a finback whale, housed in the marine exhibit since 1981.

National Harbor

With more than 150 shops and 40 restaurants, National Harbor is a haven of fun and food on the Potomac River. Famous for the Capital Wheel, a historic ferris wheel, National Harbor has so much to do including perusing public art or visiting the Gaylord National Resort, with offers daily atrium fountain shows and annual summer festivals. The MGM National Harbor gives visitors a taste of Vegas on the East Coast, with gaming, dining, and dancing available all night long.

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