Get Your Medical Marijuana Card In Maryland
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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland
About Cannabis in Maryland
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, referred to as the MMCC, enacted the Natalie LaPrade Medical Commission regulations passed in 2015 which allow medical dispensaries to begin receiving licenses to dispense medical marijuana in MD. The MMCC has approved over 100+ medical cannabis dispensaries in 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. There are multiple dispensaries for the medical marijuana program in Baltimore and medical marijuana program in Annapolis. Cannabis in Maryland become available in December 2017, and will allow 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 tourist all year long who also visit Salisbury, Chesapeake Bay, Kent, and Annapolis.
To become a medical marijuana patient in Maryland, it’s a three-step process. Book an appointment to see a Veriheal 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 (drivers license, passport, etc) that clearly shows your Maryland address. 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 certification from the MMCC site and begin to buy medical marijuana in Maryland. A physician’s recommendation is all you need to obtain your cannabis legally from a dispensary, a physical card is entirely optional and the MMCC charges an additional $50. Once again the physical card is optional and not required.
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 Medical Cannabis Commission as a new patient and obtain your Patient ID# here: mmcc.maryland.gov
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.
How can I find a registered physician?
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 will be approved for any condition. The most common diagnosis fall into the general categories:
- Chronic pain
- Amyotrophic lateral
- Sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
- Huntington’s Disease
- 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
I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?
Click “Get My Card Now” below and we can get you approved in no time!
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 Maryland Physician who is licensed from the state to approved you for medical cannabis treatment. All Veriheal doctors are licensed in Maryland to approve patients for legal cannabis use.
What if I am not approved for medical marijuana?
If you are not approved 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 people 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?
If you have registered for your MMCC ID and given it to the doctor: A doctor’s recommendation is all you will need to purchase medical marijuana in Maryland. A physical card is optional. If you would like a physical card you can order one from the state for $50 after your doctor has uploaded your information into the patient portal.
If you don’t have your MMCC ID#, you can register here: http://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/patients.aspx.
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 dispensaries HERE.
Does Veriheal operate in other states?
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.
Have a question? Don't hesitate to call our Maryland office: 443-873-3689