Patients in Massachusetts are able to register for a Medical Marijuana card through the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. Applications can by submitted by mail or online. Mail-in applications are only available to patients with no internet access.
Who can qualify?
To be eligible for a medical marijuana card you must be a resident of Massachusetts and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian apply to be a Personal Caregiver. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- HIV positive or AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- Crohn’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- A condition qualified as debilitating by your physician
How much does it cost?
$50.00 per patient, a fee waiver is available for patients that have documentation of verified financial hardship. Replacing a lost card costs $10.00
How do I apply?
To submit an online application for a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana card do the following:
- Visit with your physician and have them certify you. Take note of the PIN number given to you by your physician.
- Gather the necessary documents, including a valid ID, proof of residency, an approved photograph and your registry PIN number
- Create an account on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services “Virtual Gateway” website
- Within the Virtual Gateway website, register with the Medical Use of Marijuana System
- Complete the application and pay the fee with a credit or debit card, or an electronic bank transfer
- You will receive an email notifying approval. You can print a temporary ID card at that time. A printed card will arrive in 1 – 2 weeks. You must carry your ID card any time you are in possession of marijuana.