How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Maryland

Obtaining A Medical Cannabis Card in Maryland

1. Register with MMCC

To prepare for a medical cannabis card registration, please review the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card.  Minor patients are required to have at least one caregiver assigned to their accounts at all times. Only parents or legal guardians 21 years of age and older are eligible to serve as caregivers for minor patients.

2. Obtain written Certification

Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification from a provider registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The patient is required by law to have a bona fide provider-patient relationship with the provider and the provider must approve medical cannabis as a treatment option for the patient for a qualifying medical condition. See Registry

3.  Visit a Dispensray

After registering, obtaining a valid written certification from a registered provider, and printing a temporary MMCC Patient ID card, patients are able to visit licensed Maryland dispensaries to purchase medical cannabis. If you would like to view our current business Directory, click here for more information.

Qualifying Medical Conditions in Maryland

Patients in Maryland diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded the ability to obtain a medical cannabis card:

  • Anorexia
  • Cachexcia
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe or Chronic Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe or Persistent Muscle Spams
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Any other chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective. 

When both the patient and provider are registered with MMCC, the provider will need the patient’s MMCC-issued Patient ID Number to issue the certification for medical cannabis through the Commission’s secure online application.

When purchasing medical cannabis at a dispensary, patients will be required to present their MMCC ID card. The dispensary agent will verify the patient’s certification in the Commission’s database before conducting any transaction.

Final Steps

Now it is time to obtain your card. Note that patients may only purchase and obtain a maximum of a thirty-day supply of medical cannabis at one time. Please note: A certification that is not used to purchase medical cannabis, at a licensed dispensary in the state of Maryland, within 120 days of issuance becomes null and void.​ Registering a minor patient requires additional forms, one of which must be notarized, so please review carefully the requirements in the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents for registering a minor patient.


Assign caregiver if needed

For additional information on caregivers, please visit the Caregivers page and review the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents for registering as a caregiver.


Check Our Directory

Need help finding a local dispensary, or a doctor to certify you? Check out our directory for local listings, or contact us via email and we’ll connect you with one of our local partners.


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