Medical Marijuana Card
Certifications in Maryland
We provide annual medical cannabis certifications to patients for treatment of their qualifying medical condition. Annapolis Pain Management is a Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) designated Certifying Provider.
Who qualifies for medical marijuana in Maryland?
Any individual who lives in the state of Maryland 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.
What are the medical cannabis card qualifying conditions?
Severe or chronic pain
Severe or persistent muscle spasms
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Conditions that require hospice or palliative care
Maryland also allows a physician to determine if there is another condition that should be considered. Even if it is not on the list of qualifying health conditions.
3 Steps to Obtain your Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland
Gather Medical Records
Obtain your medical records for the existing qualifying condition so you can have them available at the time of your visit. We'll also need your MMCC issued patient ID number.
Once fully registered and in possession of a valid certification, you will be able to print your temporary MMCC patient ID card, this will be required to purchase medical cannabis from a licensed Maryland dispensary.
FAQs about medical marijuana cards in Maryland
In the state of Maryland the medical cannabis laws in place designate it as legal when used medicinally. However possession of medical cannabis still remains a Federal violation. While the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has the authority to enforce federal cannabis laws, in 2014 the federal budget legislation began prohibiting the DOJ from interfering with the implementation of state medical cannabis programs. Since then the courts have consistently followed the statutory provision to protect “individuals who engaged in conduct permitted by state medical marijuana laws and who fully complied with such laws.” U.S. v. McIntosh, 833 F.3d 1163 (9th Cir. 2016). Each year the federal budget legislation does have to be reauthorized.
MMCC ID cards that were issued after January 1, 2019 expire after 3 years. Provider recommendation is only certified for 1 year and must be renewed annually. The MMCC ID card expiration date is not the same as the provider recommendation expiration date.
Your provider may suggest follow ups to manage your condition at specific intervals but you will need to have a follow up evaluation at least every year to meet the requirements set by MMCC.
The provider will review medical records and complete an examination. If the provider believes your condition meets the criteria set forth by MMCC as a qualifying condition, you will immediately be issued a certification and entered into the MMCC database. At this point you will be able to visit a licensed dispensary.
After certification, the provider will determine the quantity of THC and flower needed to treat your condition. This quantity will be based on a rolling 30 day calendar.
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Medical Cannabis Risks and Side Effects
Consumption of medical cannabis may impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. Please use extreme caution.
There may be health risks associated with cannabis use, especially during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Accidental consumption of cannabis by children or animals may result in severe adverse reactions. Keep cannabis out of the reach of children and animals.