Can you get a medical marijuanas card in MD?

When will marijuana be legal Maryland (MD)?

It is currently legal in the state of Maryland if you have a Maryland Medical Marijuana Card.   Not sure how to get a medical card?  We can help!

Recreational, or "adult-use" marijuana is not legal in Maryland.  You must have a medical card to be compliant.

What conditions qualify for medical marijuana in Maryland?

Maryland has a sizable list of conditions that can qualify for medical cannabis. Included on the list are seizures, chronic pain, PTSD and other potential chronic conditions. For a more detailed list, check out our Maryland medical marijuana conditions page.


Are there doctors that prescribe medical marijuana in Maryland?

Maryland has approved virtual medical marijuana doctor appointments.  So, it's easy to schedule an appointment and find a qualified doctor.

Are there medical marijuana doctors in my Area?

Yes, because when you schedule a telemedicine appointment for Maryland, you can live anywhere in Maryland and see a qualified Maryland medical marijuana doctor online! Whether you live in Baltimore, Annapolis, Silver Spring or anywhere else, your covered!

Can I do follow up exams online too?

Yes, its virtually the same process to see the medical marijuana doctor online!

How do I get a Maryland Medical Marijuana Card?

  1. See a medical marijuana doctor. You can now do that online via telemedicine. Assuming they approve you,
  2. Register with the State, and when you are approved
  3. Visit a Maryland dispensary.

Is there a dispensary near me in Maryland.

Yes, we're tracking Maryland dispensaries and there's many!  Baltimore, Rockville, Silver Spring and Germantown are just a handful of Maryland cites with dispensaries.

How do I save money on marijuana once I get my card?

Check out our Maryland dispensary deal tracker to find everyday discounts and daily deals.  Sign up to receive our update emails so you can continue saving.

How do I register with the MMCC (the Maryland state registry)?

The MMCC, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, is the Maryland department that oversees the marijuana program.  Get more info on how to register with the MMCC.

Maryland - Qualifying Conditions:
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:

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

Stay Updated with CalmEffect, Maryland!

11/10/20 - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced that the body will hold a floor vote on a bill to federally legalize marijuana and fund programs to repair the harms of the war on drugs in December. This comes after Democrats planned and then cancelled a September vote on the cannabis proposal.

9/29/20 - Maryland Democratic congressional candidate Mia Mason is hosting a series of four webinars to discuss marijuana reform issues.

9/28/20 - Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) and Democratic challenger Mia Mason spoke about their differing views on marijuana policy.

9/21/20 - A case challenging Maryland regulators' medical cannabis decisions was dismissed by a federal judge.

9/16/20 - The office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told Marijuana Moment the “schedule hasn’t changed" for a planned vote on a federal marijuana legalization bill next week despite rumblings of concern from moderate Democrats. Hoyer himself said, though, that while he supports the proposal, "we’ve got to get the CR and COVID-19 done, because they’re absolutely critical to the welfare of our country,” referring to legislation to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown.

9/1/20 - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) confirmed the timing of an upcoming historic vote to federally legalize marijuana. The MORE Act, which will deschedule cannabis and fund programs to repair the harms of the war on drugs, will hit the House floor the week of September 21—about three weeks from now.

8/25/20 - New Maryland medical cannabis business security rules come into effect on September 1, 2020.

8/24/20 - Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) tweeted, "Any talk of legalizing recreational marijuana is a bad idea, especially in the midst of an opioid abuse and addiction crisis, worsened by COVID."

8/18/20 - Maryland Democratic congressional candidate Mia Mason tweeted, "Cannabis should be legal in the USA, full stop. Four years of Trump has proven that. Our farmers are looking for something profitable to grow, might as well make it legal."

8/10/20 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved hemp plans for Maryland and another Indian tribe, bringing the total number of approved plans across states, territories and tribes to 55.

7/30/20 - A former Maryland delegate who pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribes from medical cannabis companies was sentenced to two years in federal prison.

7/29/20 - The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that the smell of marijuana, on its own, does not give police probable cause for a search.

7/27/20 - Federal prosecutors are seeking a three-year prison sentence for a former Maryland delegate who pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribes from medical cannabis businesses.

7/24/20 - The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland plans to push state and local lawmakers to reform drug policies.

7/23/20 - Maryland regulators will consider medical cannabis rules changes next week.

5/22/20 - Maryland regulators revealed that 10,000 people registered as medical cannabis patients during the coronavirus outbreak, representing more than a tenth of the state's total patient count.

5/19/20 - Maryland regulators issued a bulletin to medical cannabis businesses on complying with rules on video surveillance, inventory control, and inspections.  Also, Maryland regulators published guidance on revised medical cannabis and hemp rules.

5/18/20 - Maryland regulators issued a bulletin about changes to medical cannabis enforcement and inspection requirements.

5/15/20 - Maryland regulators issued guidance on medical cannabis business transfer of ownership or control.

5/8/20 - Maryland regulators are being sued over their handling of medical cannabis patient applications from out-of-state residents.

4/9/20 - Maryland regulators are allowing doctors to issue medical cannabis recommendations via telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic.

3/27/20 - Maryland lawmakers sent Gov. Larry Hogan (R) a bill to allow students to use medical cannabis at schools.

3/20/20 - Maryland regulators issued social distancing requirements for medical cannabis businesses, including a directive to stop the use of "sniff jars."

3/18/20- Maryland regulators are allowing dispensaries to deliver medical cannabis to patients in parking lots.

3/12/20 - The Maryland House of Delegates voted to expand the state’s marijuana decriminalization law from only 10 grams to a full ounce.

3/9/20 - The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee held a hearing on a bill to expunge prior marijuana convictions.

12/30/19 - Here's a look at Maryland's slow progress toward granting more medical cannabis business licenses.