Do I qualify in the state of Maryland For medical Marijuana?
A patient must first register at the Patient Registry and apply for approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission prior to your medical evaluation.
Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) - Patient Registry http://mmc.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx
After receiving MMCC approval, you are ready to visit a physician registered with MMCC to obtain a valid written certification. Once fully registered and in possession of a valid certification, you may visit a licensed Maryland dispensary to purchase medical cannabis and, in addition, are eligible to purchase an optional patient ID card for a fee of $50.
Please note the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has published the following message on their website:
MEDICAL CANNABIS IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND.
The industry is still being constructed and we expect availability by the end of summer 2017 depending on industry progress. The Commission will make a public announcement once medical cannabis becomes available to the public.
Please note one of the following conditions are required to qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation in Maryland:
- Wasting Syndrome
- Severe Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic Pain
If you suffer from PTSD, you must have a written diagnosis from a psychiatrist or psychologist prior to your appointment. The attending physician cannot diagnose mental conditions.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has published the following web link as information available to the public:
Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing their qualifying diagnosis.