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 (.jpg) 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, OR does not identify your current residential address, you must also provide two (2) of the following source documents as proof of your current Maryland address.

    • ​​Must include the applicant's name and residence address.
    • May not be from the same business, company or agency.
    • Must reflect an issuance date within the previous 90 days.
    •  MVA Change of Address card
    • Maryland vehicle registration card or title;
    • Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill;
    •  Checking or savings account statement;
    •  Property tax bill or receipt;
    • Mortgage account or proof of home ownership (Deed, Title, Bill of Sale or Statement from Maryland Assessment and Taxation);
    • Residential rental contract (apartment lease or other rental of real property)(current formal contract or agreement between landlord and tenant which includes all signatures);
    • First class or priority mail from a federal, state or local government agency to include the contents and envelope;
    • Installment contract from a bank or other financial institution;
    • Major credit card and Department/Retail store credit card bills (Wal-Mart, Sears, Lowe's, Exxon, etc);
    • Residential service contract (refers to services performed at the address of residence; for example, cable or satellite television, TV repairs, lawn service or exterminator contract);
    • Selective Service Card.​

​​​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 a current address, then you must also two (2) of the following source documents as proof of your current address.
  • ​Must include the applicant's name and residence address.
  • May not be from the same business, company or agency.
  •  Must reflect an issuance date within the previous 90 days.
    • Vehicle registration card or title;
    • Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill;
    • Checking or savings account statement;
    • Property tax bill or receipt;
    • Mortgage account or proof of home ownership (Deed, Title, Bill of Sale);
    • Residential rental contract (apartment lease or other rental of real property)(current formal contract or agreement between landlord and tenant which includes all signatures);
    • First class or priority mail from a federal, state or local government agency to include the contents and envelope;
    • Installment contract from a bank or other financial institution;
    • Major credit card and Department/Retail store credit card bills (Wal-Mart, Sears, Lowe's, Exxon, etc);
    • Residential service contract (refers to services performed at the address of residence; for example, cable or satellite television, TV repairs, lawn service or exterminator contract);
    • Selective Service Card.
​Acceptable proof that the patient is in the State to receive medical treatment:

      • ​​​​The address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving 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 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 caregiver must not be wearing a hat, head covering, sunglasses or dark glasses

      The file must be an image file (.jpg) 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.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Designate a registered patient. Once your application has been approved, the patient must log into their account and 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​.

  5. 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.

  6. ID cards are required, 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, you have 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The dispensary will also need the patient’s MMCC-issued Patient ID Number for the transaction​.

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