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How to Get a Medical Card in Maryland in Minutes.

Register with the State

Get a Patient ID Number through Maryland's MMCC Patient Registration Portal. Registration is quick, easy, and only needs to be repeated every three years.

Sign Up with NuggMD

Fill out a 30 second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

Chat with a Doctor

Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

Get Your Card

Once approved, your practitioner will upload your certification for state review. You'll then receive a link to your temporary ID you can use until your physical card arrives. Your MD certification and med card are valid for one year. Your state card is good for three years.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in MD? Meet your perks.

Until recreational use is legalized, you must have a med card to legally purchase or possess cannabis in the state.
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Purchasing legal medical cannabis from a dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Med patients receive legal protections that aren’t available to consumers without a med card.
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Get support from a qualified practitioner who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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  • "Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

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  • "The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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Qualifying conditions in Maryland

A medical marijuana certification may be issued if the patient has a debilitating or chronic disease that causes:

  • anorexia,
  • cachexia,
  • glaucoma,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
  • seizures,
  • severe or chronic pain,
  • severe nausea,
  • severe or persistent muscle spasms,
  • wasting syndrome,
  • or another chronic medical condition that is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Maryland

Some patients choose to have – or are required to have – a designated caregiver.

Patient caregivers can purchase and administer cannabis for a registered patient. A caregiver may serve no more than five registered patients at any given time. A patient may designate up to two caregivers.

The process of registering is fairly straightforward. The patient and caregiver must register with the MMCC. After both parties have registered, the patient will log into their account and designate the caregiver.

Caregivers must be:

  • at least 21 years old
  • the parent or legal guardian of the patient if the patient is a minor
  • registered with and approved by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
  • in possession of their ID card from the Commission at all times while possessing cannabis on behalf of the patient.

Caregivers cannot:

  • use the patient’s cannabis,
  • purchase more than the maximum amount allowed for the patient
  • serve more than five patients at a time

The caregiver application fee is $50.

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How to register for a med card in Maryland

First, you’ll need to register in Maryland’s online MMJ registration database. You’ll need to enter all of the requested information and pay the state registration fee of $25. You’ll receive a PIN that your doctor will need to issue your certification.

Next, follow the instructions on NuggMD to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will certify you online by entering your information into the state database. 

Once your doctor completes this process, the state will review your application. Upon approval, you’ll receive email notification to log back into your account and print your temporary MMJ ID.

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How to renew your med card in Maryland

You’re only required to register in the state’s online portal every three years, but renewing your medical marijuana evaluation is an annual requirement for Maryland’s program. 

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Maryland medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes it even easier! 

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your evaluation.

The doctor will take care of the rest in the state’s system once your evaluation is renewed and approved. Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

 

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Qualifying Maryland residents must first be diagnosed with one of the debilitating medical conditions listed above. All patients must be evaluated by a state-certified physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, dentist, nurse practitioner, or nurse-midwife, and be at least 18 years of age or a minor with an adult caregiver. Qualifying patients also must have a Maryland residency or reside in a Maryland treatment center. Prison inmates can’t use cannabis, but Maryland’s law specifically prohibits a parole or probation officer from issuing a violation for the patient’s legal, authorized medical marijuana use.

  • A medical marijuana certification may be issued if the patient has a debilitating or chronic disease that causes:

    • anorexia,
    • cachexia,
    • glaucoma,
    • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
    • seizures,
    • severe or chronic pain,
    • severe nausea,
    • severe or persistent muscle spasms,
    • wasting syndrome,
    • or another chronic medical condition that is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.
  • This is up to your practitioner. Along with the list of conditions, a practitioner can issue a certification for “another chronic medical condition that is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.”

  • Maryland medical marijuana card holders can purchase and possess cannabis legally, access safe, tested medicine, benefit from increased legal protections for patients, and receive proper medical guidance.

  • It only costs $99 (for a limited time) to get a Maryland MMJ evaluation with NuggMD, and there’s no risk because patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their recommendation for free! After their evaluation, MMJ patients are also responsible for Maryland’s $25 state registration fee.

  • Medical marijuana in Maryland isn’t reimbursable by any private, public, or VA insurance plans at this time. This may change in the future as some states are considering requiring public insurers to cover cannabis, but this is unlikely in Maryland until it is federally legalized or de-scheduled.

  • Your provider can issue your certification as soon as they have finished your evaluation, but it can take the state up to 30 days to review your information and approve your application (although it usually doesn’t take this long).

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You will not be charged for your evaluation if you’re not approved for medical marijuana treatment. We provide a full refund within 30 days for Maryland residents if their certification isn’t completed with the MMCC. Because your certification is immediately valid once entered into the MMCC’s online registry, a refund will no longer be available once your doctor uploads it. ‍ If you need a refund before your certification is completed, please email support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us. Once you’re refunded, you’ll have to receive a new evaluation if you change your mind and wish to continue the certification process with the state. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. Once a refund has been initiated, please allow for 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Of course! You have the right to see the practitioner of your choice for your medical marijuana evaluation, so long as the practitioner is a Maryland-certified physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, dentist, nurse practitioner, or nurse-midwife that has registered with the state as a Certifying Healthcare Provider. All NuggMD practitioners are licensed in the state for which they provide evaluations and have acquired all state-required cannabis training and certifications.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes! You can apply for a Maryland medical marijuana card with any government-issued ID, but if you use a non-Maryland ID, then you’ll need to provide proof of residency in the state. You can show proof of residency by providing two of the following documents, which must be from two different agencies:

     

    • *MVA registration card or title
    • *MVA change of address card​​​
    • *Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill
    • *Bank account statement
    • *Property tax bill
    • *Mortgage statement or proof of home ownership (Deed, Title, Bill of Sale)
    • *Major credit card bill (Visa, MasterCard, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.)
    • *Residential rental contract (lease or rental contract between landlord and tenant which ​includes all signatures).
    • *Selective Service Card
    • *Federal, state or local government mail issued by the state of Maryland (ie. Social Security, social services)
    • *Car insurance policy
    • *Paystubs (dated within 90 days)
    • *W-2 statements
    • *State of Maryland Health Insurance issued documents (ie. Medicaid, Medicare, Maryland Health Connection)

     

    See Maryland’s MMCC website for a complete list of documents needed for a Maryland medical marijuana card.