What is the process for legally obtaining medical cannabis in District of Columbia and the State of Maryland?
To apply for a patient registration identification card electronically, applicants shall submit a completed application to the Department on the required form, which shall include: Completed Patient Application Form
Be prepared to upload:
If applicant does not have social security number:
When the application is complete submit the application fee along with the confirmation
document to 899 North Capitol Street, NE 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20002 Attn: Medical
Marijuana Program. The application fee may be paid by certified check, money order, or cashier’s check made
payable to DC TREASURER; personal checks cannot be accepted. The registration fee is $100.
The reduced fee for those that qualify is $25. Be sure to send payment in a manner that
ensures receipt. An applicant must provide all documentation to submit the application.
Step 1: Register as a patient with MMCC
To prepare for registration, please review the Process Overview for registering as a patient.
Step 2: Obtain a written certification from a provider registered with the Commission
Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification from a provider registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The patient is required by law to have a bona fide provider-patient relationship with the provider and the provider must approve medical cannabis as a treatment option for the patient for a qualifying medical condition. Qualifying medical conditions include cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.
Step 3: Visit a licensed Maryland dispensary
After registering, obtaining a valid written certification from a registered provider, and printing a temporary MMCC Patient ID card, patients are able to visit licensed Maryland dispensaries to purchase medical cannabis.
When purchasing medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary, patients will be required to present their MMCC ID card. The dispensary agent will verify the patient’s certification in the Commission’s database before conducting any transaction.
Patients may only purchase and obtain a maximum of a thirty-day supply of medical cannabis at one time. Please note: A certification that is not used to purchase medical cannabis, at a licensed dispensary in the state of Maryland, within 120 days of issuance becomes null and void.
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