Registration for Caregivers Serving Adult Patients

Process to Register as a Caregiver for Adult Patients (18+ years of age)

Follow the process outlined below, as well as in the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents, to register as a caregiver who can serve adult patients.

  1. Gather the required files and information. As part of the online application for caregivers, you will need:

    • A valid, accessible email account which you are comfortable using in relation to your Maryland Medical Cannabis Caregiver account. The Commission will use this email address as the principal means of communication with you regarding your account and its status.

    • The last four digits of your Social Security Number

    • An electronic copy of your valid US government-issued photo ID and proof of Maryland address or patient's treatment at a Maryland medical facility. The file may be either a PDF or image file (.pdf, .jpg, .png or .gif) and no larger than 3 MB in size.

      • Maryland Residents must provide:

        Acceptable forms of identification:

        • Driver's license or Motor Vehicle Administration identification card (both front and back)
        • Military ID
        • Passport

        If the identification you provide is not a Maryland driver's license or MVA ID card, then you must also provide proof of a Maryland address.

        Acceptable forms of proof:

        • MVA change of address card
        • Utility bill
        • Rental contract
        • Property tax bill
        • Bank statement
        • Official federal or state document
        • Official documentation from Registrar documenting current enrollment and on-campus living status
      • Non-Maryland Residents must provide:

        Acceptable forms of identification:

        • Driver's license or Motor Vehicle Administration identification card (both front and back)
        • Military ID
        • Passport

        If providing government identification that does not list an address, then you must also provide proof of your current address.

        Acceptable forms of proof of address:

        • Utility bill
        • Rental contract
        • Property tax bill
        • Bank statement
        • Official federal or state document

        Additionally, as a non-Maryland resident, you must provide the address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where your patient is receiving treatment.

      Your government-issued photo ID and proof of Maryland address, if needed, must be uploaded as one file. Please see Tips for Uploading Your Government-Issued Photo ID​for suggestions on how to accomplish this.

    • An electronic copy of a clear, recent photograph. We strongly recommend using a free, highly-rated passport photo app widely available for download via the App Store, Google Play Store or anywhere apps are available.

    • Generally, the photo should look like a driver’s license or passport photo.  Specifically, it must be a clear, color photo of the caregiver’s unobscured face taken within the last six months to reflect the caregiver’s current appearance and feature a plain white or off-white background. The caregiver must be clothed, directly facing the camera with both eyes open and should have either a neutral facial expression or a natural smile.

      The file must be an image file (.jpg, .png or .gif) no larger than 3 MB in size and may not be digitally enhanced or altered in a way that changes the caregiver’s appearance.

      Examples of acceptable photos:

      Sample photos that meet registration guidelines 

      If your photo does not meet the stated guidelines, your application will be returned.

      For more examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos, visit the Passport Photos page of the US Department of State website. NOTE: Please do not use the photo cropping tool on the Passport Photos page; simply view the photos provided as samples of what is and is not acceptable.

  2. Complete and submit an online application. Visit the MMCC Registry website and click Create Account under the Caregivers heading.

  3. Verify your email address. As soon as you have completed and submitted an online application form, a verification email will be sent to the email address you provided on your application. You must click the verification link in the email message to verify your email account. Without performing this step, your application is not complete and will not be reviewed by the Commission.

  4. Completed applications will be reviewed by MMCC and you will receive a follow up email advising whether or not your application has been approved. Please retain the approval email for your records. It contains your Username, which you will need to log in to the Caregiver Registry, as well as your MMCC Caregiver ID Number.

  5. Designate a registered patient. Once your application has been approved, you can log in to the Caregiver Registry to access your account and designate a patient. The patient may also designate you as a caregiver in the Patient Registry. For detailed instructions on how to designate a patient, please see the Designating an Adult Patient section on the Caregivers page.

  6. Purchase an ID card. Once you have registered and received MMCC approval, designated (or have been designated a Caregiver by) a registered Patient, and at least one of your designated Patients has received a valid certification from a physician registered with MMCC, you are ready to purchase an ID card.

  7. ID cards are required for caregivers, which means you must have one before you can purchase medical cannabis from a licensed Maryland dispensary for any of your designated patients.  You can log into your Caregiver Registry account to purchase an ID card for a fee of $50; the fee for replacement cards is $100.

Next Steps

Once your registration is complete, you have received MMCC approval, designated (or been designated by) a registered patient with a valid certification and obtained a valid ID card, you are ready to visit a licensed Maryland dispensary to procure medical cannabis for your designated patient(s). You will be required to present your valid MMCC-issued Caregiver ID card as well as your valid US government-issued photo ID in order to make any purchase from a licensed Maryland dispensary.

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