Maryland Medical Marijuana Card Certification Requirements

Medical Marijuana Card FAQs – Age & Residency Requirements

One of the most common medical marijuana card FAQs is about age and residency requirements. You must be a resident in the state of Maryland. This means that you must be able to prove that you are a legal resident of Maryland and that you can provide proof of residency. To show proof of residency you must either have a state driver’s license or state-issued ID card. Make sure your home address is up to date on this documentation.

Currently, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) is not allowing out of state patients to qualify for medical marijuana cards.

There is no minimum age requirement in Maryland for a medical marijuana card. Patients under 18 can qualify but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For patients under the age of 18, a caregiver must be assigned to their account at all times. A caregiver is a parent or a legal guardian over the age of 21. The caregiver must register them first, before the patient may be registered to the caregiver. Additionally, the caregiver must perform the following steps in order for the minor to acquire a medical marijuana certification:

  • Proof of caregiver’s relationship to patient (birth or adoption certificate or court order)
  • Notarized Minor Patient Form
  • Caregiver ID card (caregivers must purchase an ID card to visit a dispensary on behalf of the patient)

Qualifying Conditions

Another medical marijuana card FAQs is about qualifying conditions. The first step in becoming a registered medical marijuana patient in Maryland is having one of the qualifying conditions. The state has approved the use of medical marijuana for the following conditions and ailments:

  • Cachexia
  • Anorexia
  • Glaucoma
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe Pain
  • Severe Nausea (including that caused by other medications for conditions)
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • 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.
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care

Medical Proof and Documentation of Condition

For your first visit with Green Relief Health, you will need to bring any and all documentation or proof that can be used to verify your medical condition. This includes, but is not limited to, things such as: pill bottles, prescriptions, medical records, doctor’s notes, studies, or anything else that confirms your medical history with the condition.