Process to Register a
Minor Patient (Under 18 years of age)
patients are required by law to have at least one caregiver (and a maximum of
two caregivers) at all times. Only the minor patient’s parents and legal
guardians aged 21 years and older are eligible to serve as caregivers for the
minor patient. A minor patient’s caregiver must register with the
Commission prior to registering the minor patient.
the process listed below, as well as in the Process Overview and Quick Reference
Card documents, to register
a minor patient.
For additional information on caregivers, requirements to serve
as a caregiver, and the caregiver registration process, please visit the Caregivers page and review the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents for registering as a
Acceptable forms of identification:
If the identification you provide is not a Maryland driver's
license or MVA ID card, then you must also provide two (2) of the following source documents as proof of your current
§ Must include the
applicant's name and residence address.
§ May not be from the same business, company or
§ Must reflect an issuance date within the
previous 90 days.
o Maryland vehicle registration card or title;
o Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill;
o Checking or savings account statement;
o Property tax bill or receipt;
o Mortgage account or proof of home ownership
(Deed, Title, Bill of Sale or Statement from Maryland Assessment and Taxation);
o Residential rental contract (apartment lease
or other rental of real property)(current formal contract or agreement between
landlord and tenant which includes all signatures);
o First class or priority mail from a federal,
state or local government agency to include the contents and envelope;
o Installment contract from a bank or other
o Major credit card and Department/Retail store
credit card bills (Wal-Mart, Sears, Lowe's, Exxon, etc);
o 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);
o Selective Service Card.
If providing government identification that does not list a
current address, then you must also provide two (2) of the following source documents as proof of your current
Acceptable proof that the patient is in the State to receive
The 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.
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.
Acceptable documents include the patient’s birth certificate,
adoption certificate or a court order awarding guardianship.
Please download and complete the Minor Patient Form in its
entirety, have it notarized, then scan or take a clear picture of the completed
In order to obtain an ID Number, the caregiver
must submit an application and receive MMCC approval. For more information,
please visit the Caregivers page.
Completed applications will be reviewed by MMCC and you will
receive a follow up email advising whether or not the application has been
approved. Please retain the approval email for your records. It
contains the Username, which you will need to log in to the Patient Registry,
as well as the MMCC Patient ID Number, which your physician will need to issue
a written certification for medical cannabis. Once the patient has a written
certification, you will also need to provide both the Patient ID Number and
Caregiver ID Number to a licensed dispensary when purchasing medical cannabis.
the minor patient’s application has been approved, the patient is ready to
visit a physician registered with MMCC to obtain a valid certification.
registration has been completed and a valid certification acquired, the
caregiver can visit a licensed Maryland dispensary to purchase medical cannabis
for the minor patient and the caregiver is able to purchase an optional patient
ID card from the Commission for a fee of $50 for the minor patient. Once the patient
has a certification, you will also need to provide the Patient ID Number, along
with the Caregiver ID Number when purchasing medical cannabis from a licensed
Additional Caregivers for Minor Patients
add a second caregiver for a minor patient, please contact the Commission
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the additional documentation required
for caregivers serving minor patients, additional caregivers for minor patients
may not be added via the online registration system.
a caregiver may not remove a minor patient from his or her Caregiver Registry
account. To cancel a designation between a minor patient and a caregiver, the
minor patient may remove the caregiver from his or her Patient Registry account
or the caregiver can contact MMCC at email@example.com to request that the designation be
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Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-421-2571