Medical Marijuana Conditions for Maryland - Are You Eligible?

Medical Marijuana Conditions for Maryland

What are the conditions that qualify for Medical Marijuana in Maryland:

Any Maryland resident whose provider recommends medical cannabis as a treatment option for a qualifying medical condition is eligible to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) as a patient.  Qualifying medical conditions include:

  • cachexia,
  • anorexia,
  • wasting syndrome,
  • severe or chronic pain,
  • severe nausea,
  • seizures,
  • severe or persistent muscle spasms,
  • glaucoma,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
  • or another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.

A registered patient is permitted to identify a maximum of two individuals, aged 21 years or older, to serve as caregivers.  Caregivers are required to register with and purchase ID cards from the Commission.  ​Registered caregivers in possession of a valid MMCC Caregiver ID card are able to purchase medical cannabis on behalf of their designated patients from licensed Maryland dispensaries and transport the legally obtained medical cannabis to their designated patients.  Detailed information regarding caregiver requirements and the caregiver registration process is available on the Caregivers page.

Please note: Minor patients (under the age of 18) are required to have at least one caregiver at all times. Only parents and legal guardians of minor patients are eligible to serve as their caregivers.

How can I register as a Patient?

While the registration processes and requirements differ for adult and minor patients, both are completed online with the MMCC (The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission). The online application form must be completed and submitted in one session; you will not be able to save and complete the application at a later time.

It is essential that you have the required information and documents in an electronic format ready for upload before starting the application process.  Please carefully review the requirements below and the appropriate guidance documents to ensure you are prepared to complete the entire application before beginning the process.​

Registration Process for Adult Patients (18 + years of age)

Registration Process for Minor Patients (Under 18 years of age)

Process to Legally Obtain Medical Cannabis in Maryland​

How do I find a medical marijuana doctor?

Easy, get more information on CalmEffect, or if you're ready, go directly to our telemedicine portal to see a doctor!

What do I do after I get my card?

Once you have been approved, you can shop at the Maryland dispensaries and don't forget to check out our dispensary deals page to save!


Here at CalmEffect, we make it our mission to educate the public about medical marijuana.  We believe it is vitally important for folks to know and understand how this natural alternative can help to improve their lives.  We have helped thousands of people find significant symptom relief from many medical ailments by affordably connecting patients with qualified medical marijuana doctors all across the United States. There is no better time to begin your journey to a better life.



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