How to get medical marijuana in Maryland, and other FAQs

How to get medical marijuana in Maryland, and other FAQs

Published on 9/1/17

Maryland's medical marijuana program is finally underway along with it's first legal crop which is expected early 2018. To become a patient you must first be recommended cannabis by your doctor for one of several conditions such as Cachexia, anorexia, glaucoma, PTSD, or chronic pain. Non-residents may also access the medication but only if they're being treated within the state. Maryland allows dried buds as well as processed cannabis which can be turned into capsules, oils, creams, and concentrates to be used in vaporizers. Brownies and other edibles are still outlawed in the state. 

First, you must register as a patient with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. For children to receive medical cannabis, at least one parent or guardian must register as a caregiver.

Then you need a certification from a doctor who is already registered with the commission. An expansion of the law also allows nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists and midwives to certify patients to use medical cannabis.

Dispensaries will check an online database of certifications before selling marijuana to patients. The registry is available on the cannabis commission’s website

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