Maryland Medical Marijuana Program

Dr. Dana McGinty is a participating physician that recommends qualified patients to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission for purchase of cannabis products from approved dispensaries.

How much is the medical visit?
$150 new patients
$100 returning patients

Can I use my medical insurance for my visit?
At this time, insurance is not accepted for Cannabis visits.

Do I qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card?
Qualifying medical conditions include cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.

How do I get a Medical Marijuana Card?
Below is the process to legally obtain medical cannabis in the State of Maryland.

 
 
Step 1 – Register as a patient with Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC)

    Adult Patients (18+ years of age):
    To prepare for registration, please review the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card for registering as a patient.

    Please note: Any non-Maryland resident currently in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient and, during registration, will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.

    Minor Patients (Under 18 years of age):
    Minor patients are required to have at least one caregiver assigned to their accounts at all times. Only parents or legal guardians 21 years of age and older are eligible to serve as caregivers for minor patients.

    Please note: Any non-Maryland resident currently in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient and, during registration, will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.

    Caregivers must register with the Commission prior to registering the minor patient. Registering a minor patient requires additional forms, one of which must be notarized, so please review carefully the requirements in the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents for registering a minor patient.

    For additional information​ on caregivers, please visit the Caregivers page and review the Process Overview and Quick Reference Card documents for registering as a caregiver.​

    For additional information on out-of-state registration requirements, please visit the Patient and Caregiver​ pages.

Step 2 – Obtain a written certification from a physician (provider) registered with the Commission

    Dr. Dana McGinty is a participating physician that recommends qualified patients to the program for purchase of cannabis products from approved dispensaries.

    Qualifying medical conditions include cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.

    Dr. McGinty will need the patient’s MMCC-issued Patient ID Number to issue the certification for medical cannabis through the Commission’s secure online application.

Step 3 – Visit a licensed Maryland dispensary

    After registering and obtaining a valid written certification, patients are able to visit licensed Maryland dispensaries to purchase medical cannabis.

    When purchasing medical cannabis at a dispensary, patients will be required to present their valid US government-issued photo ID (or MMCC ID card; please see Step 4 below for information about obtaining an ID card). The dispensary agent will verify the patient’s certification in the Commission’s database before conducting any transaction.

    Patients may only purchase and obtain a maximum of a thirty-day supply of medical cannabis at one time. Please note: A certification that is not used to purchase medical cannabis within 120 days of issuance becomes null and void.