BECOME A PATIENT

HOW TO REGISTER
FOR PATIENT ACCESS

Medical Marijuana is Approved in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Medical Marijuana Program has approved the use of cannabis for patients with the following severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions:

• Cancer
• Glaucoma
• HIV or AIDs
• Hepatitis C
• ALS
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Crohn’s Disease
• MS
• Anxiety
• Other debilitating conditions as determined by a
qualifying patient’s healthcare provider

PATIENT REQUIREMENTS

5 Requirements for patient access

STEP 1

CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

Contact your practitioner to see if medical marijuana may help. Practitioners must be registered with DPH in order to issue you a certification.

STEP 2

OBTAIN PATIENT CERTIFICATION

Obtain patient certification from a registered practitioner if appropriate for your condition. 

STEP 3

REGISTER WITH MA VIRTUAL GATEWAY

Register on Virtual Gateway with this link and then create your account in the MMJ Online system with the PIN given by your Health Care Provider. Your ID card will arrive in the mail a few days after registration.

STEP 4

 REGISTER ONLINE OR BY MAIL

Patients can designate up to two caregivers* when they register. Designated caregivers must then register by following the same process as the patient (steps 1, 2 & 3). An ID Card will arrive in the mail in a few days after registration.

STEP 5

PURCHASE PRODUCT

Bring your Program ID card and a state-issued ID to any licensed dispensing facility of your choice in the state of Massachusetts. Visit this link for a list of licensed dispensaries in Massachusetts.

*They cannot already be designated by another patient, unless they are your direct relation

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