Maryland’s medical cannabis program is poised to be one of the most robust in the country, and its ease of entry allows patients to quickly receive safe and reliable wellness solutions. If you are suffering from any of the Maryland-approved medical conditions or symptoms, we can help. Here are the steps necessary for becoming a qualified patient, caregiver or medical provider.
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1. Register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC).
Learn more about becoming a qualified patient and the legal use of medical cannabis in Maryland and register to become a patient at the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s website. Any non-Maryland resident currently in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as patient with the MMCC and, during registration, will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.
2. Consult a licensed, registered medical provider.
It’s best if you consult with your personal physician, dentist, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, or nurse midwife who is familiar with your medical history to determine if medical cannabis is right for you. Otherwise, you may consult with another medical provider to establish a bona fide physician-patient relationship* . However, only medical providers who register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission can issue written recommendations. Patient ID cards are not required in Maryland, however you many obtain one for $50.00 from the MMCC for use when traveling.
*Bona Fide Physician-Patient Relationship – Maryland law defines this term. Essentially it is a treatment or counseling relationship between a physician and patient in which the physician reviews the patient’s relevant medical records, completes an in person assessment of the patient’s medical history and current medical condition, creates and maintains medically standardized records, expects to monitor the patient’s program and takes any medically indicated action to follow up (Source: MMCC).
3. Educate yourself at the Sugarloaf Wellness Center.
There are a variety of medical cannabis strains and medically-infused products that will become available, including flowers, oils, tinctures, salves, sprays, capsules, tablets, dermal patches, suppositories and certain medically-infused ingestible items. Differences in the concentrations of THC and CBD offer varying results. We can help you research and choose the best products to alleviate your symptoms.
If you are 21 years of age or older and interested in becoming a registered, qualified Caregiver, you can learn about the role of a Caregiver and the legal use of medical cannabis in Maryland by visiting the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s website.
If you are a physician, dentist, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, or nurse midwife and wish to register to recommend medical cannabis to patients and learn more about the legal use of medical cannabis in Maryland, visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s website.