How do I obtain a license?

How do I obtain a license?

If you are a resident of Massachusetts and after being certified by a qualified health care provider, a physician qualified to dispense medical marijuana must diagnose you with a debilitating condition.

As outlined in the Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana, Section 2(C), the term “debilitating medical condition” includes the following:

  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Cancer and malignant tumors
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Section 2(C) also accounts for “other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician.”  These conditions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Once your health care provider has issued you a certification, you may register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. If this is your first time registering, your provider will give you a PIN; this PIN is required for you to register in the MMJ Online System. See below links for further instructions.

If the Program approves your registration, you will receive a Medical Use of Marijuana Program ID Card. This card is then valid for a year from when your doctor issued the certification.

For step-by-step guidance on how to register with the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program please refer to this document produced by DPH.

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