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.

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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.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Maryland

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

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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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Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Maryland medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

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Maryland's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


This number represents 2.63% of Maryland's total population.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


Medical marijuana patients can purchase 2 oz of cannabis from the dispensary at a time.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Cannabis flower, oils, concentrates, topical ointments, waxes, tinctures, dermal patches, suppositories, salves and capsules, edible cannabis products

All formulations of cannabis are available to Maryland medical marijuana patients.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

Approximately $12.89 per gram

A high quality ounce of cannabis in Maryland costs around $361.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


This number represents 20 cannabis grow licenses and 22 processor licenses.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:

$165 million (2023)

Maryland medical marijuana purchases are exempt from the 9% excise tax on recreational cannabis products.

About Medical Cannabis in Maryland

As of July 1, 2023, recreational cannabis is now available to purchase in Maryland. Within six months of recreational legalization in Maryland, cannabis sales reached nearly $700 million, with medical sales increasing by over $200 million in five months. 

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.

How to Renew Your Maryland Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Maryland medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Maryland?

A Maryland medical marijuana card is valid for up to six years, but patients must recertify annually.

Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it to get a medical marijuana card 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, anxiety is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Maryland.

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.

Yes, as of July 1, 2023, adults over the age of 21 can now purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary without a card.

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.

A consultation with Veriheal takes only 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, the MMCC must review and approve your application, which can take 30 days or more.

The state card is valid for six years. However, the state requires patients to be certified annually. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

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.

Data Last Updated 06/04/2024

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