Find answers to common questions about the
MMCC Medical Marijuana Program
Q. What will I need for my consultation?
A: First, you will need to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission at https://mmcc.health.maryland.gov/registry/RegisterPatientCG.aspx?id=2 . Following that step, you will need a Photo ID, patient registry number (provided through the MMCC registration), and medical records pertaining to the condition of which you are trying to seek assistance with.
Q. How do I set up an appointment with a registered Maryland Medical Cannabis Practitioner?
A: Visit us online HERE to schedule or give us a call at 877-560-3792 and one of our friendly staff members will coordinate a date and time for you to get evaluated by a registered Medical Marijuana Practitioner.
Q. How much will my Medical Cannabis Certification cost?
A: The cost for a consultation with one of our practitioners is $200. This price includes your evaluation and assistance with paperwork. The cost for annual recertification is $150. Find our most updated fees HERE. In addition, there is a fee of $50 to receive your Patient ID card after you have been certified.
Q. What are the qualifying conditions that would allow me to receive my Medical Marijuana Card Certification?
A: In order to receive a written certification for Maryland Medical Marijuana, you must have one of the following qualifying conditions, or you are receiving treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or a medical condition that causes:
• severe nausea
• wasting syndrome
• severe or chronic pain
• post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms
• a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in being admitted into a hospice facility or receiving palliative care.
• The Commission may also approve applications that include any other condition that is severe and resistant to conventional medicine for which other medical treatments have been ineffective. For more information visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commision http://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx .
Q. Where can I send my Medical records so they can be viewed by the physician at my medical marijuana appointment?
A: Please upload through our secure portal on our SCHEDULING page.
Q. I already came in for an appointment. When will I be notified that the Maryland Marijuana Cannabis Commission has issued cards and what are the next steps?
A: The Maryland Cannabis Commission does not automatically issue cards. However, while optional it is not a requirement. After receiving a written certification, a patient may log on to the Patient Registry (with the username and password you selected during registration) and purchase an ID Card for a fee of $50. Be sure to have your credit or debit card available for payment. Your Patient ID Card will be mailed to you.
Q. How do I register as a patient or caregiver?
A: Medical Marijuana Patient/Caregiver registration can be found at the MMCC website https://mmcc.health.maryland.gov/registry/landingpage.aspx
Q. Will my insurance company cover the certification process, consultation or Medical marijuana application?
A: No. Insurance companies do not cover the cost of a written certification in Maryland.
Q. What will take place during a visit with us?
A. A registered medical practitioner will perform a physical, review your most recent medical “visit/care summary” provided by your doctor, assess your medical history, and provide you with next steps towards receiving a recommendation. Our staff will provide follow-up care as needed.
Q. Where can I get medical cannabis once I am certified for Medical Marijuana?
A: The locations of licensed Dispensaries are posted HERE on the Commission's website. A Maryland Medical Marijuana patient can only obtain legal medical cannabis from Maryland licensed dispensaries.
Q. Do I need a patient ID card?
A: You are not required to carry a patient ID card, but they are available as an option. A patient ID card will be available for a fee of $50.00 to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
Q. How much medical cannabis can a qualifying patient possess at one time?
A: A patient may possess up to 120 grams (approximately four ounces) of marijuana in a 30-day period.
Q. Is there a maximum amount of marijuana extract that a patient can have?
A: Yes, a patient may only have up to 36 grams of marijuana extract per 30-day supply.
Q. Can I grow my own medical marijuana or can my caregiver grow it?
A: The laws are different for Maryland and DC residents. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Laws do not allow for caregivers or patients to cultivate medical marijuana. Only a state licensed cultivation facility can grow medical marijuana.
Q. Do I need to be a resident of Maryland to get a Maryland Medical Marijuana card?
A: Yes, Maryland does not allow out-of-state patients to obtain their medical marijuana card and purchase marijuana in Maryland. However it should be noted that, Any non-Maryland resident currently in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient and, during registration, will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.
Q. Where is the closest place to find a registered marijuana doctor?
A: First, register for free at https://mmcc.health.maryland.gov/registry/landingpage.aspx. Then schedule with one of our practitioners online HERE or call/text us at 877-560-3792 and a representative will help you. We look forward to helping you heal!