Process to Register a
Minor Patient (Under 18 years of age)
Minor patients (under the age of 18) are required to have at
least one caregiver at all times, who is a parent or guardian of the minor. A
minor patient may have up to four caregivers, two of whom are a
parent/guardian, and two additional adults over the age of 21 designated by a
parent or guardian. A minor patient’s caregiver must register with the
Commission prior to registering the minor patient.
Follow the process listed below, as well as in the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents, to register a
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 patient 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 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 provider registered with MMCC to obtain a valid certification.
After 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. Once the patient has a certification,
you will also need to provide the Patient ID Number, along with the Caregiver
ID ID Card when purchasing medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
Additional Caregivers for Minor Patients
patients are permitted to have a maximum of two registered, designated
caregivers assigned to their accounts at one time. One caregiver is identified
and automatically assigned through the Minor Patient registration process.
Likewise, a caregiver may
not remove a minor patient from his or her registry account. To cancel a
designation between a minor patient and a caregiver, the minor patient may
remove the caregiver from his or her registry account or the caregiver can
contact MMCC at 1-844-421-2571 to request that the
designation be removed.
849 International Drive, 4th Floor, Linthicum, MD 21090
Contact us at: 410-487-8100 or 1-844-421-2571