Acquiring a medical marijuana card in Maryland can require some patience, but the process is easier than it seems. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) accepts applications online, but make sure you have all required information ready to upload before starting the process.
Editor’s note: There is currently no age requirement, but the process does differ for adult and minor patients. We will speak to registering as an adult here, but if you’re interested in the registration for minor patients under 18 years of age, you can find the steps here.
Read through these steps to register as a medical marijuana patient in Maryland and you’ll be able to legally medicate in no time.
Do You Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Maryland?
First, you need to determine if you qualify to register with the MMCC. As with any medication, you’ll need a reason to take medical cannabis. If you are a Maryland resident (with proof of residency) and have at least one of the following conditions diagnosed by a doctor, chiropractor, or medical professional, you qualify:
- Wasting syndrome
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic pain
If you don’t have any of these but have a severe condition where other medical treatments haven’t been effective, and symptoms are expected to be relieved by marijuana, it’s worth speaking to a physician about it.
While some physicians may be not well-versed in medical marijuana, there are many registered providers who want to facilitate the safe use of marijuana to relieve symptoms and improve a patient’s quality of life. Some other common conditions include depression, anxiety, cancer, migraines, and insomnia.
What Personal Information Will You Need?
Before you start your registration, it’s important to note that the online application form must be completed and submitted in one session; you will not be able