20528 Boland Farm Rd, Suite 214, Germantown, MD 20876
Maryland Medical Cannabis Certification
By calling 888-269-2348 or by a request online at [email protected]
The evaluation consists of a detailed review of your prior medical history, past and current medications, diagnostic procedures, and the treatments to date. Please bring with you all prior medical records and documentation you would like our physician to review and consider in the determination whether you suffer from one of the qualifying conditions, your condition is severe, and that medical cannabis would likely be an appropriate treatment alternative for you.
In Maryland, medical cannabis administration and regulation is provided by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission: Learn More!
Obtaining medical cannabis in Maryland is several step process and is outlined here: Learn More!
Register as a patient with Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission by submitting their online application.
Obtain a written certification from our provider who is registered with the Commission.
Visit a licensed Maryland dispensary location to purchase medical cannabis.
The evaluation consists of detailed review of your prior medical history, past and current medications, diagnostic procedures and the treatments to date. Please bring with you all prior medical records and documentation you would like our physician to review and consider in the determination whether you suffer from one of the qualifying conditions, your condition is severe and that medical cannabis would likely be appropriate treatment alternative for you. Our physician may also need to conduct physical examination and may need to request additional information from your prior providers.
Please make sure that you have registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission prior to your visit and bring your MMCC-issued Patient ID Number with you. Our provider will need the ID number to issue the certification for medical cannabis through the Commission’s secure online application. Once that Is accomplished your temporary MMCC Patient ID card can be printed and you will be to visit licensed Maryland dispensaries to purchase medical cannabis.
The MMCC requires that a certifying physician has and maintains provider – patient relationship with the patient. It is also necessary to provide a continuity of care and to determine whether medical cannabis is and continues to be suitable treatment option. The follow up visits are recommended every three months and constitute a review of progress, problems and the patient feedback on the current treatment regimen.
The Cannabis plant has a long history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years. It has been used by the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and other cultures for the past millennia. It is only in the recent years that modern medicine is starting to appreciate the medical potentials of more than 400 different chemicals present in the Cannabis plant.
In the United States, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical purposes, beginning with the passage of California’s Proposition 215 in 1996. Although cannabis remains prohibited for any use at the federal level, the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment was enacted in December 2014, limiting the ability of federal law to be enforced in states where medical cannabis has been legalized.
Medical cannabis can be administered in various ways which include capsules, tinctures, lozenges, dermal patches, oral sprays, cannabis edibles and by inhalation (vaporization or smoking dried plant and its parts).