Follow the process defined below, as well as in the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents, to register as an adult patient.
Gather the required files and information. As part of the online application for adult patients, you will need:
A valid, accessible email account which you are comfortable using in relation to your Maryland Medical Cannabis 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 the patient's Social Security Number
An electronic copy of a valid US government-issued photo ID and proof of Maryland address or 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:
If the identification you provide is not a Maryland driver’s license or MVA ID Card, OR does not identify your current residential address, you must also provide proof of your current Maryland address.
Non-Maryland Residents must provide:
If providing government identification that does not list a current address, then you
must also provide proof of your current address.
Acceptable forms of proof of address:
Acceptable proof that the patient is in the State to receive medical treatment:
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 patient’s unobscured face taken within the last six months to reflect the patient’s current appearance and feature a plain white or off-white background. The patient 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 patient’s appearance.
Examples of acceptable photos:
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.
Patients in hospice care may elect to submit a letter from the attending hospice physician in lieu of a recent photo. The letter must be from the Attending of Hospice Record (AOHR) physician on hospice letterhead stating that the patient is a hospice patient under his or her care. It may be uploaded in either .jpg or .pdf format.
Complete and submit an online application. Visit the MMCC Registry website and click Create Account under the Patients heading.
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.
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 Patient Registry, as well as your MMCC Patient ID Number, which your physician will need to issue your written certification for medical cannabis. Once you have a written certification, you will also need to provide your Patient ID Number when visiting a licensed dispensary to purchase medical cannabis.
OPTIONAL: Designate a Caregiver. Once your application has been approved, you can log into the Patient Registry to access your account and designate a caregiver (on the Add/Remove Caregiver tab). Please note that the caregiver must be registered (submitted an application and received MMCC approval) prior to being designated.
After receiving MMCC approval, you are ready to visit a provider registered with
MMCC to obtain a valid certification. Once fully registered and in possession of a valid certification, you may visit a licensed Maryland dispensary to purchase medical cannabis and, in addition, are eligible to purchase an optional patient ID card for a fee of $50.
Please be sure to have your MMCC Patient ID Number with you when you visit your provider and the dispensary.
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