Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program

In 2012, Massachusetts’ voters passed a measure that approved the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients. It became the 18th state to do so and allows patients to possess up to a 60 day supply.

Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts:

To apply for a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following criteria:

Legal Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident in the state of Massachusetts with proof of residency
  • You must obtain your medical records, which indicate that you have been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition.

Medical requirements:

Under Massachusetts’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts:

Once you have obtained your medical records and a recommendation from your doctor, you may fill out an application from the Department of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Massachusetts:

Patients in the state of Massachusetts must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations, and then resubmit paperwork to get a patient card.