How to Get Your Medical Cannabis Card in Maryland

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Who Can Apply for a Maryland Medical Marijuana Identification Card?

You must be a legal resident of Maryland with proof of residency in order to apply for a Maryland medical cannabis card. Patients under the age of 18 may have 2 parents or guardians registered as a caregiver on their behalf.

What Does a Medical Cannabis Card Permit in Maryland?

Patients may purchase 120 grams of flower or 36 grams of THC extract each month unless their medical provider determines that an increase in this limit is required by the patient due to the severity of the medical condition.

How do I apply for a Maryland Medical Cannabis Card with Canna Care Docs?

The first step in the process of obtaining your medical marijuana card in Maryland is to make an appointment with Canna Care Docs. You may schedule online at To prepare for your appointment you will want to collect your medical records about the condition you wish to treat with medical cannabis. This can be as simple as taking a picture of a prescription bottle you have been given to treat your condition.

How to Register with Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC)

You will also want to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission MMCC to obtain a patient ID number. There is a $50 fee for purchasing your medical cannabis card which remains valid for 3 years. The doctor’s certification must be completed yearly.

The MMCC’s website is:
You will fill out brief demographic information and upload your state-issued ID and passport-style digital photo. (Be sure to remove any eyeglasses or head coverings and take the picture in front of a white or cream-colored wall.)

The MMCC will send you a verification email immediately which you must respond to for your registration to be submitted. It will take approximately 2-4 weeks to receive your Patient ID Number from the MMCC.
If you have not received your MMCC patient ID number by the time of your appointment you will simply forward the email you receive from the MMCC with your number to us at With your medical providers’ approval of your qualifying condition, your certification will be completed within 48 hours of receipt.

What can I expect from my Appointment with Canna Care Docs of Maryland?

During your appointment, you will meet with our knowledgeable provider who will decide if medical cannabis may benefit your condition.

Upon deciding to recommend medical cannabis your provider will issue a written certification by entering your patient ID number into the MMCC website.

You will receive an email from the MMCC with a temporary ID card. This card or your written certification along with a state-issued photo ID will allow you access immediately into dispensaries.

The MMCC will mail your medical cannabis card to you in approximately 4 weeks.

What does my Online Medical Cannabis Evaluation with Canna Care Docs Maryland Include?

Canna Care Docs team of professionals will walk you the whole way through the process from start to finish. The team will guide you through obtaining your medical records and getting ready to meet with our medical provider. You will have the opportunity to have an online telemedicine visit with one of our compassionate, knowledgeable medical providers who will determine if medical cannabis may be helpful to you. Our team will guide you through registering with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to receive your medical cannabis card. Our caring team will also take the time to educate you about medical cannabis and how to maximize its benefits. We remain committed to your health throughout the year as we provide follow up care.

How Much Does it Cost to get a Maryland Medical Cannabis Card with Canna Care Docs?

The visit with Canna Care Docs is $100. There is also a $50 registration fee that needs to be paid to the state. We offer a $10 Veteran’s discount in appreciation of the service to our country.

What Documents Do I Need to Apply for a Maryland Medical Cannabis Card?

You will need a state-issued driver’s license or other documents that prove your Maryland residency.

You will also need a brief medical record pertaining to the condition you would like to treat with medical cannabis.

Do I Need to Present Medical Records to Canna Care Docs of Maryland?

Yes, you will be able to upload your records directly to your patient portal which you will receive access to. You may also request that your Primary Care Physician or other medical provider fax your records to us at 443-917-2279.

How Does a Caregiver Apply for a Maryland Medical Cannabis Card? Can Those Under 18 get a Maryland Medical Cannabis Card?

A minor patient under 18 can receive a medical cannabis card with a parent or guardian registered as their caregiver. A caregiver completes a similar application as the patient by registering on the MMCC’s website at
Once the caregiver has received their Caregiver ID number from the MMCC the patient will add the caregiver by logging in to their patient account with the MMCC.

Can a Qualifying Patient Grow Medical Cannabis in Maryland?

Patients are not permitted to grow medical cannabis in Maryland.

Does Maryland have Medical Cannabis Reciprocity?

No, Maryland does not have reciprocity. The District of Columbia does however extend their reciprocity law to allow Maryland patients to utilize DC dispensaries as well.

History of Medical Cannabis in Maryland

Governor O’Malley signed legislation in May 2013 establishing a medical marijuana program in Maryland that restricted distribution to academic medical centers. No distribution centers were set up.

In 2016 the MMCC awarded15 preliminary grow licenses and an additional 15 processing licenses.

December 2017 began the availability of medical cannabis at dispensaries located across the state of Maryland.


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