How to Get a Maryland Medical Marijuana Card

The state of Maryland offers patients medical marijuana through the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Applications must be submitted online.

Who can qualify?

To be eligible for a Medical Marijuana card in Maryland you must be a resident of Maryland or show that you are in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment. You must be 18 years of age or older, or have a parent or guardian apply as a caregiver. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Cachexia
  • Anorexia
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • Glaucoma
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain

How much does it cost?

There is no application fee. Patients that are approved have the option to buy a printed ID card for $50.

How do I apply?

Apply for a Medical Marijuana card in Maryland by doing the following:

  1. Visit with your physician and have them issue an online certification
  2. Gather the necessary documents, including your email address, social security number, valid photo ID, proof of address and an electronic copy of a passport type photo.
  3. Visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website and begin an application. Applications must be submitted at the time they are started, they cannot be saved for later completion.
  4. Verify your email address by following the link in the email sent by the registry website
  5. After receiving an email of approval your physician can issue you with a written certification. In order to legally purchase medical marijuana you must have both the written certification and your patient ID number.
  6. You can also purchase an optional patient ID card


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