How to Get a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card

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:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV positive or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • 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:

  1. Visit with your physician and have them certify you. Take note of the PIN number given to you by your physician.
  2. Gather the necessary documents, including a valid ID, proof of residency, an approved photograph and your registry PIN number
  3. Create an account on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services “Virtual Gateway” website
  4. Within the Virtual Gateway website, register with the Medical Use of Marijuana System
  5. Complete the application and pay the fee with a credit or debit card, or an electronic bank transfer
  6. 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.



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