Qualifications for Medical Marijuana in Maryland

Medical marijuana becoming legal in Maryland is a huge step in the alternative healthcare movement. If you are interested in becoming a Maryland medical marijuana patient, you must first determine if you qualify to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. If you are a Maryland resident and have been diagnosed with one of the following ailments, you qualify to receive your medical marijuana card.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Qualifying Ailments

  • Cachexia
  • Anorexia
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe or Chronic Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Seizures or persistent muscle spasms  
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • A chronic or debilitating illness or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care

How Do I Register for a Maryland Medical Card?

It’s important to note that before you start the online application, the form must be completed and submitted within the same session; meaning you are unable to start the registration and save it to finish later. By going to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website, you are able to start the simple registration process. We suggest having these documents in hand to prepare for the process:

  • An accessible email account
  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • An electronic copy of a valid US driver’s license and proof of Maryland address. Learn more on US government-issued requirements here
  • An electronic copy of a clear photograph taken within the last six months.

I Registered, Now What?

Upon registering for your Maryland medical card through the MMCC, your application will be reviewed and you will receive a follow-up email stating whether you were approved or declined. If your application has been approved…congrats! You will receive your patient identification number and can now visit a registered physician to obtain a valid written certification. It’s important to remember to visit a provider who is registered with the MMCC, rather than any doctor.

After you have visited with a licensed physician, head over to Mary and Main to complete a new-patient consultation where you can then pick up your medicine.


Mary & Main is an accredited and fully licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland promising high quality product and a relaxing, informative atmosphere in our store.  If you’d like to reach out to Mary & Main with any question, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 240-838-3660.

We would be more than happy to assist you with anything we can, and look forward to speaking with you.  

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