Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

Also, each Section (Law & Regulations, Patients, Physicians, Dispensaries, Growers, and Processers) will have the specific FAQs for that section.

The FAQs will be continually updated.

When will medical cannabis be available to buy?


The MMCC anticipates that medical cannabis will be available to patients from a licensed dispensary in the fall of 2017. As each dispensary is established and licensed, their locations will be posted on this website under “Dispensary Information.”


Where can I obtain medical cannabis?


A Maryland patient can only obtain legal medical cannabis from Maryland-licensed dispensaries. The dispensaries can only obtain their cannabis from Maryland-licensed growers, and their extracts from Maryland-licensed processors.

How do I legally obtain medical cannabis?

For a step by step guide to purchase medical cannabis please click here

Does a patient need an ID card from MMCC?


No, a patient does not need an ID card from MMCC to participate in the program. The patient must be registered with MMCC for a physician to provide a written certification for the patient. The patient will need a government-issued ID card (e.g., driver’s license or passport) for proof of identity when purchasing the medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary.


Will the Commission refer patients to doctors to obtain written certification?


No, please ask your doctor to register with the Commission.

Will there be a list of providers who can issue written certifications for medical cannabis?


The Commission will not be posting a list on its website. 

Where can I legally travel with medical cannabis?


A legal patient may travel to any location in the state of Maryland (other than federal government property when in possession of medical cannabis). Possession of cannabis is a violation of federal law and Maryland residents should carefully read the current state statutes regarding the use of medical cannabis and be aware that taking cannabis across State lines is a federal offense. Cannabis is also illegal on federal government property. The State of Maryland laws cannot authorize you to travel to other states, jurisdictions or countries with this medicine in your possession.

How much medical cannabis (dried flower) can a qualifying patient possess at one time?


​No more than 120 grams — or approximately four ounces, unless a provider makes a special determination that a patient needs more.

Is there a maximum amount of THC in an extract that a patient can get in a month?


​Yes, 36 grams of THC.