Patients

Who is eligible to register as a Patient?

  • Maryland Residents

    Any Maryland resident whose provider recommends medical cannabis as a treatment option for a qualifying medical condition is eligible to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) as a patient.  Qualifying medical conditions include cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms,glaucoma,post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.

A registered patient is permitted to identify a maximum of two individuals, aged 21 years or older, to serve as caregivers.  Caregivers are required to register with and purchase ID cards from the Commission.  ​Registered caregivers in possession of a valid MMCC Caregiver ID card are able to purchase medical cannabis on behalf of their designated patients from licensed Maryland dispensaries and transport the legally obtained medical cannabis to their designated patients.  Detailed information regarding caregiver requirements and the caregiver registration process is available on the Caregivers page.

Please note: Minor patients (under the age of 18) are required to have at least one caregiver at all times. Only parents and legal guardians of minor patients are eligible to serve as their caregivers.


How can I register as a Patient?

While the registration processes and requirements differ for adult and minor patients, both are completed online. The online application form must be completed and submitted in one session; you will not be able to save and complete the application at a later time.

It is essential that you have the required information and documents in an electronic format ready for upload before starting the application process.  Please carefully review the requirements below and the appropriate guidance documents to ensure you are prepared to complete the entire application before beginning the process.​

Registration Process for Adult Patients (18 + years of age)

Registration Process for Minor Patients (Under 18 years of age)

Process to Legally Obtain Medical Cannabis in Maryland​

 

 

 

Additional Information

Registration Questions?
Call 1-844-421-2571

At this time, the cost of medical cannabis is not reimbursable by any private or public insurance plan, Medicare or Medicaid, or through Veterans’ covered plans.

Maryland residents should be aware that transporting cannabis across state lines is a federal offense.

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