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How to Get a Medical Card in Massachusetts in Minutes.

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

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

Get Approved

After the practitioner enters you into the system, you'll receive a unique PIN via email and instructions to show you how to register with MA’s online system. Your med card is issued every three years, but your registration must be renewed yearly to remain active.

Receive Your Med Card

Once approved in the state’s application portal, you can print out and use a temporary card until your permanent card arrives in the mail. Getting your recommendation with NuggMD is fast and easy, but the state can take a couple of weeks to deliver your medical marijuana license. That’s why it’s best to start as soon as possible!

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

Don't go it alone! Qualified practitioners help you design treatment plans that fit your specific healthcare needs.
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Many states offer MMJ program reciprocity to visiting patients. Check with your destination state to learn more.
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Med patients are exempt from excise, sales, and local taxes, for a savings of between 17% and 20%
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Dispensaries are required to prioritize stock and variety to ensure patient supplies over adult use. Sorry, rec consumers!
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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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Qualifying conditions in Massachusetts

Per Massachusetts state law, new applicants and renewing patients must have one of the following debilitating medical conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Positive status for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Diseases and conditions determined to be debilitating, per the applicant’s healthcare provider

The state defines “debilitating” as “causing weakness, cachexia, wasting syndrome, intractable pain, or nausea, or impairing strength or ability, and progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.”

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Massachusetts

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

  • transport patients to their Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MTC)
  • obtain and transport cannabis from an MTC for the patient
  • cultivate for a patient that has a Hardship Cultivation Registration
  • prepare and administer the cannabis to the patient

A caregiver must be at least 21 years old and possess a government-issued ID. The patient must authorize you as their caregiver by providing you with a PIN number following completion of their own application. A patient may establish up to two caregivers.

To register, you’ll need your government-issued ID and a passport-style photo. If you use a Massachusetts ID, the department may be able to use the photo in your RMV record. Once you have your PIN, ID, and photo (if using a non-MA ID), you’ll submit your application to the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Online System.

Massachusetts caregivers may not:

  • sell or divert the patient’s marijuana
  • grow cannabis for a patient that doesn’t have a Hardship Cultivation Registration
  • sell the cannabis they cultivate to the patient or others (it must be provided without compensation)
  • consume their patient’s cannabis
  • allow patients under 18 years old to possess cannabis when not in the caregiver’s presence
  • serve as a caregiver for more than five patients at a time

There is no fee to become a caregiver in Massachusetts.

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How to register for a med card in Massachusetts

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process 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 initiate the state registration process by entering your information into the state database. 

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll receive an email notification to finish your state registration via their online portal, along with your PIN. You’ll need to enter all of the requested information.

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How to renew your med card in Massachusetts

Renewing your medical marijuana card in MA is an annual requirement for the program. 

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Massachusetts medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process 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 med card renewal with the state.

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 Massachusetts residents must first be diagnosed with a qualifying condition. All patients must be evaluated by a state-licensed physician and be 18 or older or a minor with an adult caregiver. Qualifying patients also must have proof of residency. Probationers and parolees may be able to use medical marijuana if the conditions of their release allow for it.

  • Per Massachusetts state law, applicants and renewing patients must have one of the following debilitating medical conditions:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Positive status for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    • Hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Diseases and conditions determined to be debilitating, per the applicant’s healthcare provider
  • You might if you have a debilitating condition. It will be the practitioner’s responsibility to determine whether your condition qualifies as “debilitating.” The state defines “debilitating” as “causing weakness, cachexia, wasting syndrome, intractable pain, or nausea, or impairing strength or ability, and progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.”

  • Medical marijuana patients in Massachusetts benefit from a 17% to 20% tax savings, guaranteed product availability, access to cannabis in states that offer reciprocity, and a practitioner-guided treatment plan tailored to their needs.

  • It only costs $99 to get a Massachusetts MMJ evaluation with NuggMD, and there’s no risk because patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their recommendation for free!

  • Not usually. Marijuana is still a Federal Schedule 1 drug, so most insurance companies won’t pay for it for fear of prosecution. A pair of bills, H.1143 and S.649, have been introduced to the Massachusetts legislature that would allow insurance companies to reimburse for cannabis.

  • Your physician will upload your approval into the state’s registration system within 24 to 48 hours. Massachusetts allows patients to print a temporary medical marijuana card as soon as they’re approved, but the state’s approval time varies wildly. Some patients have been approved as quickly as the following day, but the state website says it can take up to 60 days to process an application. That’s why it’s good to start the process as soon as possible.

  • 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.

  • We provide a full refund within 30 days if your NuggMD physician has not yet issued your certification. Please send an email to 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 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.

  • Absolutely! You have the right to see whomever you choose for your medical marijuana evaluation, so long as the practitioner is a Massachusetts-licensed physician, physician assistant, or certified nurse practitioner 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.

  • No. You must have a Massachusetts state ID, driver’s license, or a passport or military ID that proves your Massachusetts residency. Furthermore, the address on your ID must match the address on your application. If not, the application will be sent back to you for further clarification. For a complete list of documents needed for a Massachusetts medical marijuana card, see Massachusetts online MMJ registration step by step instructions.