How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Maryland

All you need to know about getting a medical cannabis card in Maryland .

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Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. In recent years, there has been a push to make cannabis more accessible to those who could benefit from its therapeutic properties. As a result, many states have enacted medical cannabis laws.

If you live in Maryland and are interested in obtaining a medical cannabis card, there are a few things you need to know. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get a medical cannabis card in Maryland.

Qualifying Conditions

To qualify for a medical cannabis card in Maryland, you must be a resident of the state and have a qualifying medical condition. Qualifying medical conditions include:
-Cachexia or wasting syndrome
-Severe or chronic pain
-Severe nausea
-Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

The Application Process

To get a medical cannabis card in Maryland, you must first submit an application. This can be done online or in person at a participating dispensary. The application must include:

-Your name, address, and date of birth
-The name of your recommending physician
-Your medical history
-Your government-issued ID

Renewing Your Card

In order to renew your medical cannabis card in Maryland, you must first submit a renewal application to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The application must be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable fee, and you must provide proof of residency in the form of a government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and proof of Maryland residency (such as a utility bill or lease agreement). You will also need to provide your original certification from a licensed physician.

If you have changed your name or address since your last application, you will need to provide proof of the change (such as a marriage certificate or change of address form).

Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be notified by the Commission whether or not your card has been renewed. If your renewal is approved, you will be issued a new ID card which will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.


At this time, the state of Maryland does not have a medical cannabis program. However, there is legislation pending that would establish a program if it is approved by the state legislature and governor. Until then, patients in Maryland will not be able to obtain a medical cannabis card.

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