WELCOME TO CURALEAF MARYLAND

How do I obtain a license?

How do I obtain a license?

Step 1: Register as a patient with MMCC

Patients must first register.

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 provider registered with the Commission

Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification from a provider registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The patient is required by law to have a bona fide provider- patient relationship with the provider and the provider must approve medical cannabis as a treatment option for the patient for a qualifying medical condition.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

Cachexia
Anorexia
Wasting syndrome
Severe pain
Severe nausea
Seizures
Severe or persistent muscle spasms Glaucoma
Post-traumatic stress disorder Chronic pain

Any provider with an active, unrestricted license in good standing with the Maryland State Board of Physicians and actively registered to prescribe controlled substances in Maryland is eligible to register with MMCC.

The Provider Registry

When both the patient and provider are registered with MMCC, the provider 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 from a registered provider, patients are able to visit our licensed Curaleaf Dispensary.

When purchasing medical cannabis, 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.

Step 4: (Optional): Purchase ID Card (Fee: $50)

Registered patients who have obtained valid written certifications from registered providers are eligible to purchase an ID card from MMCC for a fee of $50, if they choose. Patient ID cards are optional and are currently not required in order for patients to participate in the program.

Resources For Patients

How can I obtain medical cannabis products in Maryland?

A variety of medical cannabis products now available

Curleaf offers a range of safe, legal cannabis products sourced from only the best cultivators and processors in the State of MD.

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