Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in MA

Step1: Book an appointment

Schedule an appointment to see a doctor in Massachusetts 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.

Step 2: receive your approval

After the doctor approves you, you will receive a temporary recommendation that you can use at a dispensary. You'll use this temporary number to register with the MA DOH online to complete your application and submit a $50 state fee.

Step 3: get your card

Once you are approved and registered with the DOH, you'll wait for your card to come in the mail in 2-3 weeks. The great thing about Massachusetts is you don't need to wait for the card in the mail. You can use the temporary recommendation in the meantime.

Every patient in Massachusetts will need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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About Cannabis in Mass

Medicinal cannabis, or medical marijuana, is a therapy that has garnered much national attention in recent years. Massachusetts became the eighteenth state to legalize medical marijuana in 2012. As of 2010 almost 10% of Massachusetts residents had used marijuana in the past month, and almost 16% had used marijuana within the past year. Now, patients with qualifying conditions can purchase from registered marijuana dispensaries.

A doctor’s recommendation is all you will need to purchase medical marijuana in Massachusetts. If you are not registered in MMP yet, register HERE. Send your number to your doctor in your portal or via email and you are complete. A physical card is optional but if you would like a hard card, you can order one from the state after your doctor has uploaded your information into the patient portal.

Patients must meet certain eligibility requirements, and receive certification from a health-care provider before they can receive their program certification and access to the registry. Medical marijuana program registration must be renewed annually by both patients and caregivers. Patients must also maintain active certifications from both their original health-care provider and the medical marijuana program.

Qualifying Conditions in Massachusetts

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other conditions that severely limit one or more major life functions

Any other condition for which a doctor has determined the patient’s major life functions are negatively affected

MA MMJ Application Process

  1. Obtain a physician’s certification that confirms the patient suffers from at least one qualifying medical condition.
  2. Once certified, health care providers will create a personal identification number (PIN) to register with the program.
  3. Provide a valid state-issued identification card to establish proof of Massachusetts residency, as well as a recent photo that conforms to registration guidelines.


Registering a Caregiver in Massachusetts

Registered patients have access to consume, possess, and grow cannabis, as well as purchase a 60-day supply of medical cannabis from any state-licensed dispensary. There are medical marijuana delivery services available, and a designated personal caregiver may transport medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary or the grow site to a registered patient.

RequirementsRegistered patients who require assistance obtaining or using medical marijuana may designate a primary caregiver. Prospective personal caregivers must first register with the medical marijuana program. Caregivers must be at least 21 years old and may only provide care for one (1) patient. An employee of a hospice, nursing, or medical facility; or a visiting nurse, personal care attendant, or home health aide providing care to a qualifying patient, may serve as a designated caregiver, including to patients younger than 18 as a second caregiver.

Caregiver Application Process

  1. Obtain the patient’s PIN via their current medical marijuana program portal account.
  2. Complete the program application.
  3. Provide a valid state-issued identification card to establish proof of Massachusetts residency, as well as a recent photo that conforms to registration guidelines.
  4. Pay $50 for a registration card, which is required for caregivers.

Home Cultivation

Any individual above 21 years of age may grow up to six (6) plants per person or up to twelve (12) plants per household in their home. Medical marijuana patients ages 18-20 are also permitted to grow up to six (6) plants in their home. And plants must not be visible to the general public.

A qualifying medical marijuana patient with a hardship cultivation registration may cultivate a limited number of plants sufficient to maintain a 60-day supply solely for that patient’s use. He or she may apply for a hardship cultivation registration if the patient can demonstrate that his or her access to a registered medical dispensary (RMD) is limited by:

  • Verified financial hardship
  • Physical incapacity to access reasonable transportation (an inability to use public transportation or drive oneself), lack of personal caregiver with reliable transportation, or lack of RMD that will deliver to the patient’s or personal caregiver’s primary address
  • Lack of an RMD within a reasonable distance of the patient’s residence and lack of an RMD that will deliver marijuana to the patient’s or personal caregiver’s primary address

To obtain hardship cultivation, a registered qualifying patient shall submit:

  • A nonrefundable registration fee (unless waived due to financial hardship)
  • Information supporting a claim that access is limited to one or more of the above circumstances
  • An explanation including a lack of feasible alternatives to mitigate limitations claimed
  • A description and address of the single location that shall be used for the cultivation of marijuana, which shall either be the registered qualifying patient’s or personal caregiver’s primary residence
  • A written explanation of how the qualifying patient will cultivate marijuana
  • A description of the device or system that will be used to ensure security and prevent diversion of the marijuana plants being cultivated
  • Written acknowledgment of the limitations on his or her authorization to cultivate, possess and use marijuana for medical purposes

The Department shall review and approve or deny an application for a hardship cultivation license within 30 calendar days of receipt of a completed application.

Possession Limits

The DPH has defined a 60-day supply as

  • 10 ounces, or 283.5 grams, of dry flower; or
  • 1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams, of cannabis concentrates or resin

Adults 21 and older, as well as patients and their caregivers, are allowed to possess 10 ounces, or 283.5 grams, of cannabis inside their homes, and less than one ounce (1 oz.), or 28.35 grams, in public. Question 4 also allows adults to grow up to six (6) cannabis plants per person and up to twelve (12) cannabis plants per household in their homes.

Qualifying patients may apply for hardship registration if they wish to cultivate their own cannabis, or have a caregiver grow on their behalf. The DPH has not specified a maximum number of plants that may be grown. However, there should be no more than what is necessary to meet the patient’s individual needs based upon a certified physician’s recommendation. Patients who opt for personal cultivation cannot purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

While medical and adult-use cannabis are now legal in Massachusetts, both patients and consumers still face penalties for violating what is allowable under state law. Specifically, public consumption of cannabis will result in a fine of $100, and possessing an open container of cannabis in a car will result in a fine of $500.

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Places to Visit in MA After Enjoying Your Medicine

One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts boasts historical landmarks dating back to the very beginnings of European settlement in the United States. Art, music, colonial history, patriotic landmarks, shopping, idyllic beaches, laid-back islands, succulent seafood – Massachusetts has something for everyone. Here are some of the best places to visit in Massachusetts.

The Berkshires

Located on the slopes of Green Mountain, the Berkshires is a quaint rural region in western Massachusetts, about 2.5 hours from Boston. With its charming small towns and villages, rolling green fields, fertile farms, and lively art scene, the area is a popular tourist destination. The best times to visit are fall, with the colorful spectacle of fall foliage, and the summer, when several festivals attract thousands of visitors.

Music lovers come for the concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which resides at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox during the summer. There is much more for art lovers, including the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and MASS MoCA. Outdoor lovers can enjoy hiking, rafting, fishing, kayaking, and golfing and, when the snow covers the hills, it is time for skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding.

Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is an island located to the south of Cape Cod. It is a popular summer getaway for the very wealthy and many of the homes on the island are vacation rentals and summer homes, although a few people call Martha’s Vineyard home all year round. The island is primarily a destination where people go to relax and enjoy the beaches and surrounding areas, however, the towns do offer a few recreational options.

A small number of boutique shops dot the streets. Visitors can tour the connected Chappaquiddick Island and its lighthouse. The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse offers weekly entertainment as does the popular summer film festival.


Provincetown is a seaside town on the northern point of Cape Cod. The town is well known for being the site of the 1620 landing of the Mayflower. The landing site is commemorated with the Pilgrim Monument, while the nearby Provincetown Museum features exhibits related to the Pilgrims, the Mayflower voyage, and other local history.

The town has long been known as a safe haven for LGBT travelers and residents and is home to many artists. The lively Commercial Street is lined with art galleries, eateries, clubs, cabarets, and shopping. The Race Point Light is a historic lighthouse located in Provincetown that offers overnight accommodations in the bed-and-breakfast-esque Keeper’s House.

Freedom Trail 

The center of historic Boston is a red brick path through the city leading visitors to many of the city’s historic sites. The Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles long and to walk it will likely take you an entire day. Plan on it taking longer if you have children or want to spend more time at any of the sites.

Boston Common

A central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Boston Commons. The Common is part of the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways that extend from the Common south to Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester. A visitors’ center for all of Boston is located on the Tremont Street side of the park.

The New England Aquarium

An aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November.

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in the New England region. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area, this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States. Veriheal plays a role in the city in providing services in curing medical ailments to people thru medical marijuana, as it has shown positive effects in treating several medical conditions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You need to show a Massachusetts ID and show that you have a Massachusetts address. If you are out of state, there are special parameters around which you can be granted access.

In applying for a medical marijuana card, one must provide the following: full name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address if any, a valid ID, and at least 18 years of age, else you will need to provide a consent from a parent or guardian. And a statement that indicates your age and residency. Book you appointment with a Veriheal doctor HERE to review your ailments and medical condition.

Qualifying patients may register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program HERE. Once you are registered, you can book an appointment with a Veriheal doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Next, once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed MA doctor and be registered with the state. Lastly, once approved for medical marijuana, you can buy medical marijuana in Massachusetts. A Physician’s Recommendation is all you need to obtain your cannabis medicine.

No need to worry. We provide the Massachusetts physicians for you.

For Massachusetts, you will be going right into the doctor’s office. If you are not approved your consultation is free! If you are not approved, you will be refunded in full and your initial consultation will be free.

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

  • No. There are limitations in the medical marijuana laws in Massachusetts. It does not allow driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana.

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No you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program. And for that we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

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

Yes. The marijuana or marijuana-infused products (MIPs) is proportioned for every 60 days of certification. For every 15 days you can take up to 2.5 ounces, so in over 60 days you can have as much as 10 ounces.

There are many different strains of medical marijuana that provide different types of relief. Contact us HERE to provide you more details based on your needs. Our registered physicians will be able to recommend different options.

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Massachusetts practitioner registered with the state, 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.

No. The medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.

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

MA has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your cannabis card in Mass, you get access to:

  • Dry Flower
  • Tinctures
  • Oils
  • Concentrates
  • Topicals
  • Edibles

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

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