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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

  • STEP 1:


    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 mins 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.

  • STEP 2:


    Sign up as a new patient through the MMCC and pay the $50 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.

  • STEP 3:


    Once you have your consultation and 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 two 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.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Maryland

Medical Cannabis Recommendation
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About Medical Cannabis in Maryland

Since the program’s inception in 2015, Veriheal has helped to certify tens of thousands of patients for legal-cannabis use. With the passing of the Natalie LaPrade Medical Commission in 2015, The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, aka MMCC, allowed for medical dispensaries to begin receiving applying for licenses to dispense medical marijuana to patients in MD. Over the years, the MMCC has approved hundreds of medical cannabis dispensaries in Maryland, while also allowing tens of thousands of patients to benefit from the program.

The primary duties of the MMCC are to manage and watch over all licensing, registration, inspection, and testing involved in Maryland’s medical cannabis program. With the development of a special registry for patients and caregivers, the MMCC is able to enforce all procedures involved in qualifying patients to ensure that medical cannabis is made available in a safe and effective manner.

To this date, edible cannabis products, also known as ‘edibles’, are not yet available from dispensaries in Maryland. The sale of cannabis-infused foods or beverages is prohibited.

More Information About Maryland

Maryland is in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and borders Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. The largest city in Maryland is Baltimore and its capital is Annapolis. Cannabis products ultimately became available in Maryland in December of 2017 and allowed medical cannabis dispensaries as well as medical cannabis delivery services to operate. Some of Maryland’s common nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. The state is named after the English Queen Henrietta Maria of France.

While Maryland is home to medical marijuana products and dispensaries, there are also many tourist attractions in Maryland. Many residents like to visit the city of Baltimore and view the Baltimore Harbor, as well as the Baltimore Aquarium. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a world-class research center and medical facility. The Eastern Shore, near Ocean City, receives many tourists all year long who also visit Salisbury, Chesapeake Bay, Kent, and Annapolis.

Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in Maryland

To become a medical marijuana patient in Maryland, it’s a three-step process. 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 $50 state fee. Once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed MD doctor and be registered with the MMCC. Lastly, once you are approved for medical marijuana in Maryland, you can print your temporary certification from the MMCC site and begin to buy cannabis legally in MD. A physical MMCC ID card is now required for new patients, but you will receive a temporary certification that can be print once approved while you wait for your card to come in the mail.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cachexia
  • Anorexia
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe or Chronic Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Any another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.

Caregivers in Maryland

Only patients and caregivers can purchase medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries. If patients can not buy themselves, they can appoint up to two (2) caregivers to buy and distribute medical cannabis on their behalf. Some hospitals can provide the patient’s home with medical cannabis.

Caregivers are required to be at least 21 years old and can only care for up to five (5) patients. They must first be appointed by the nurses. Caregivers also need to register and purchase MMCC ID cards before they can purchase marijuana from any state-licensed dispensary. After being approved by the state, caregivers can log in to pick a patient from the state registry. Registration for a caregiver is valid for two (2) years.

Caregiver Application Process

  1. Send an electronic copy of the valid photo identification issued by the U.S. government and Maryland residency evidence.
  2. Complete and submit the online application form on the MMCC Registry website.
  3. Receive MMCC permission. There is no need for a criminal background check.
  4. In the caregiver registry, select the patient.
  5. Buy a $50 caregiver ID card.

Possession/Use Limits

According to the Commission, qualified medical professionals may have a adequate 30-day marijuana supply for medical use of up to one hundred and twenty (120) grams of usable cannabis (mainly dried flower) or up to thirty-six (36) grams of cannabis-infused goods.


Cultivation at home is not allowed. Only state-approved farmers in Maryland are allowed to grow medical marijuana.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Maryland to become a medical marijuana patient in Maryland?

Yes. You need a Maryland ID showing that you live in the state. If you are out of state, there are special parameters around which you can be granted access. Maryland is currently working on this and has not granted out-of-state patients full access just yet.

What is the first step to getting a medical marijuana card in Maryland?

The first step is to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission as a new patient and obtain your Patient ID#. Once you have your Patient ID, a doctor that has certified you for medical marijuana can update your MMCC records to approved and you can visit a dispensary and begin purchasing cannabis legally.

How can I find a registered mmj doc in Maryland?

We provide the Maryland physicians for you. In the past, the most difficult part of the process was trying to find a practitioner who will approve you for marijuana that is licensed with the MMCC to certify patients.

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

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

What are the qualifying conditions?

Patients in Maryland can be approved for an abundance of conditions. The most common diagnosis fall into the general categories: Chronic pain, Cancer, HIV AIDS, Glaucoma, PTSD, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity, Epilepsy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS), Neuropathy, Huntington’s Disease, Anorexia, Cachexia, Wasting Syndrome, Severe Nausea, Persistent Muscle Spasms

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from Maryland Dispensaries?

Maryland has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your MD Cannabis Card, you get access to: Dry Flower, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals

How do I qualify for medical marijuana in Maryland?

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

After I have my MMCC Patient ID#, what do I do then?

After you receive your MMCC patient ID, you can book an appointment with a licensed Veriheal Physician in Maryland who is licensed from the state to approve patients for medical cannabis treatment.

What if I am not approved for medical marijuana?

If you are not approved by Veriheal your consultation is free! We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

Does chronic pain qualify me for medical cannabis?

Yes it does! Maryland now allows patients with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

What is the Cost?

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Maryland practitioner registered with the MMCC, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

What do I do after I am approved for medical marijuana in Maryland?

If you have registered for your MMCC ID and given it to the doctor: A physical ID card is now required when you apply to the state of Maryland and is $50. After your doctor has uploaded your information into the patient portal, your card will be mailed.

Where are the dispensaries in Maryland? Is there a dispensary near me?

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state of Maryland. You can see a list of Maryland dispensaries here.

Places to Visit in MD After Enjoying Your Medicine

Maryland, also known as ‘Old Line State‘, ‘Free State‘, ‘Little America‘, and ‘America in Miniature‘, is a state where you can spend time exploring and learning. Here are Maryland’s best places to visit.

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore is a fun spot to spend the day walking along the docks, shopping, eating and watching individuals. It is Maryland’s biggest town and the Inner Harbor is a world-class destination for all ages, including the National Aquarium, Camden Yards, Port Discovery, Baltimore’s Historic Ships, Maryland Science Center, Pier Six Pavilion, and Horseshoe Casino.


Annapolis is one of the largest historic towns throughout the United States. It is currently Maryland State’s capital, but this town was once the country’s capital. This city is a perfect reflection of the stuff the founding fathers wanted to see in their moment and it has some of the most elegant 17th and 18th-century structures, including many founding fathers ‘ homes. There are also a number of old schools you can explore when you visit the town.


Hagerstown is a Maryland county renowned for its wealthy history as it is home to a fight of civil war since 1863. Hagerstown today is wealthy in culture and natural beauty, attracting numerous tourists throughout the year. It provides a lot to appreciate for a visitor, including musical performances and places for adventures. In this county, there are plenty of wineries that can create even those who aren’t all that wine but want to experience a peaceful day journey to make a pleasant visit.

Data last updated 07/20/2020

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