Q. How do I set up an appointment with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC)?
ANSWER: First, fill out the Medical Release Form and cover sheet. Please be sure to include your doctor’s name and phone number and send it in. One of our friendly staff members at Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics will contact your doctor to obtain your Medical records. Once we’ve received your Medical documents, our doctors will review them to to see if your conditions qualify for a Maryland Medical Marijuana written marijuana certification. This service is absolutely Free. Our staff will then contact you with the doctors results.
Q. What Medical conditions are considered Medical marijuana conditions?
ANSWER: In order to be considered for a written certification for Maryland Medical Marijuana, you must have one of the following qualifying conditions, or you are receiving treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or a medical condition that causes:
- severe nausea
- wasting syndrome,
- severe or chronic pain,
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in being admitted into a hospice facility or receiving palliative care.
Q. What Medical documentation should I fax?
ANSWER: Our physicians require that each patient have current Medical records. You must either obtain your Medical records yourself (which may involve a fee) and mail or fax them in to us, or you may authorize that your medical records be faxed or mailed to our office.
Q. How can I obtain my Medical records?
ANSWER: Our staff can obtain your Medical records with a Medical Release Form or you can call your physician or the hospital where you received treatment and tell them you need copies of your Medical records. They will tell you the process of obtaining your Medical records and usually have you sign an authorization form to release the records.
Q. Where can I fax my Medical records to be considered for a Medical marijuana appointment?
ANSWER: You may fax your records to one of the following:
FAX to 855-305-4152
EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Do I need to be referred to MDMMCC by another physician?
ANSWER: No. MDMMCC can evaluate anyone who feels that they can benefit from Medical marijuana. But, their are many doctors offices and hospitals that are educated on Medical marijuana that will refer patients to MDMMCC.
Q. How long will the certification last?
ANSWER: Marijuana Written Certifications are valid for one year after your Medical marijuana registration is approved. We recommend that you to make an appointment before the expiration date so that you can be re-evaluated and obtain a renewal of your physician certification.
Q. How do I register as a Medical marijuana patient with the state?
ANSWER: Before your appointment with MDMMCC you must first register online with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. If you are not computer literate our staff will be happy to help you register in our offices before you see our marijuana doctor.
Q. Will my insurance company cover the certification process, consultation or Medical marijuana application?
ANSWER No. Insurance companies do not cover the cost of a written certification in Maryland.
More Q&A’s About the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
Q. How do I become a Medical Marijuana patient?
ANSWER: You will need to register at mmcc.maryland.gov website before your appointment at MDMMCC. You will be prompted to enter your details including; name, address, date of birth, and uploading a picture of your Maryland State issued ID. (ie. drivers license). Once that is complete contact us to set up an appointment with one of our registered, approved Maryland Medical Marijuana Physicians.
Q. How do I register as a patient or caregiver? How can I obtain an written certification?
ANSWER: Medical Marijuana Patient and caregiver registration forms will be available online at mmcc.maryland.gov very soon.
Q. Define a “bona fide physician-patient relationship”?
ANSWER: One of our physician’s will examine you, review medical records, assess your medical history, maintain your patient records and provide follow-up care as needed.
Q. How do I set up an appointment with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC)?
ANSWER: First, fill out the Medical Release Form and cover sheet. Please be sure to include your doctor’s name and phone number and send it in. One of our friendly staff members at Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) will contact your doctor to obtain your Medical records. Once we’ve received your Medical documents, our Medical Marijuana doctors will review them to see if your conditions qualify for a Maryland (MD) Medical Marijuana written certification. This service is absolutely Free and our staff will contact you with the doctor’s report.
Q. How do I get certified for Medical Marijuana?
ANSWER: To become a patient you will have an in-person consultation with one of our “registered physician’s” Once our physician has established that you will qualify for Medical Marijuana they will issue a written certification for Medical Cannabis. Our physician will record the written certification on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Website.
Q. How long will it take to obtain a written certification?
ANSWER: After your appointment and approval our Physicians will issue you with a “written certification.”
Q. Where can get medical cannabis once I am certified for Medical Marijuana?
ANSWER: In Maryland a Medical Marijuana patient can only obtain legal medical cannabis from Maryland licensed dispensaries. The Cannabis dispensaries can only obtain their cannabis from Maryland-licensed growers, and their extracts from Maryland-licensed processors. You are free to choose which Medical Marijuana Dispensary you go to purchase your medicine. The dispensary must and will check the Commission website to confirm that you have “written certification” for Medical Cannabis, and they will confirm your identity. Before you leave the dispensary, they will record how much Medicinal Marijuana has been dispensed to you.
Q. When will I be able to get my medical marijuana?
ANSWER: Due to the overwhelming number of Grower, Processor and Dispensary applications the Commission received a timeline has not been finalized.
Q.What Medical conditions or diseases can I get a Medical Marijuana written certification for?ANSWER: Any condition that is severe, for which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms “reasonably can be expected to be relieved” by the medical use of Cannabis.
or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes
- severe loss of appetite
- Wasting syndrome
- severe or chronic pain
- severe nausea
- severe or persistent muscle spasms
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in being admitted into a hospice facility or receiving palliative care.
Q. Do I need a patient ID card?
ANSWER: You are not required to carry a patient ID card, but they are available as an option.
Q. How do I apply for a patient ID card?
ANSWER: Let our physician know at your appointment that you would like an ID card when you receive your written certification. A patient ID card is issued for a fee of $50.00 which is paid to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
Q. What if I lose my patient ID card, or it gets stolen or damaged.
ANSWER: Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has a process to follow for replacement cards which will incur a fee of $100.00.
Q. How much medical cannabis (dried flower) can a qualifying patient possess at one time?
ANSWER: No more than 120 grams in a 30 day period. (or approximately four ounces) unless a physician makes a special determination that a patient may need more.
Q. Is there a maximum amount of THC in an extract that a patient can get in a month?
ANSWER: The Commission also recognized that medical cannabis-infused products could not be measured in the same way as usable cannabis, and set a limit of 36 grams of THC as a 30-day supply. Each batch of usable cannabis will state the THC quantity (expressed as a percentage). The dispensary will calculate the weight of the THC in each transaction of usable cannabis, and will not dispense medical cannabis-infused products in a 30 day period that exceeds the 36 gram limit.
Q. Will cannabis oil be considered a type of medical cannabis?
ANSWER: Yes, if the cannabis oil is produced by a Maryland-licensed processor.
Q. How will patient confidentiality be assured?
ANSWER: We operate in strict compliance with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which mandates that we protect patient privacy and confidentiality. We go above and beyond to ensure that all of our Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics meet HIPAA standards and protect patient confidentiality.
Q. How do I become a caregiver?
ANSWER: Caregivers are appointed by patients. If a patient wishes you to be their caregiver, you must submit an application through the Commission’s website. The maximum number of patients a caregiver can have at any one time is five.
Q. Can I grow my own medical marijuana or can my caregiver grow it?
ANSWER: NO, NO, NO. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Laws do not allow for caregivers or patients to cultivate medical marijuana. Only a state licensed cultivation facility may Grow Medical Cannabis.
Q. What about travelling with Medical Cannabis?
ANSWER: If you are a patient registered in the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission you may travel anywhere within the state of Maryland. Your Maryland Medical Marijuana registration and certification does not authorize you to travel to other states or countries with Medical Marijuana.
Q. How do I obtain a Medical Cannabis written certification for my Child?
ANSWER: Contact us and we will guide you through the process. Minors that meet our physician’s criteria for Medical Marijuana treatment can obtain their Medical Cannabis written certification and through their Parent or Guardian serving as a caregiver they will have access to medicine. Children must have a parent or guardian serve as a caregiver.
Q. How much will I have to pay to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to register as a patient or caregiver?
ANSWER: Unless you elect to obtain an ID Card there are no Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission registration fees to the State.
Q. Do I have to be a resident to obtain a Medical Marijuana written certification and obtain Medical Cannabis in the state of Maryland.
ANSWER: Any resident in the state of Maryland who meets qualifying criteria for the Medical Marijuana program can participate. Out of state people who are in the state of Maryland to receive medical care can also be issued a written certification and obtain medical cannabis.
Q. My Doctor will not register as a certifying physician and participate in the program, but I feel that I could benefit from Medical Cannabis, what can I do?
ANSWER: Here at MDMMC we believe that everyone should have access to the medicine of their choice. Contact us and speak with one of our staff. If you qualify we will guide you through the process of getting a written certification from one of our Medical Cannabis Physicians.
Q. Can I have more than one caregiver?
ANSWER: You as a patient can have up to two caregivers.
Q. How old do I have to be, to become a caregiver?
ANSWER: The minimum age to become a caregiver is 21
Q. How much medical marijuana medicine can I get each week or each month?
ANSWER: The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has determined that 120 grams of usable (dried flower) cannabis as a 30-day supply. The Commission has also set a limit of 36 grams of THC as a 30-day supply.