MMJ Card

 

Any person meeting the requirements under this law shall not be penalized under Massachusetts law in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, for such actions.
A qualifying patient or a personal caregiver shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, or civil penalty, for the medical use of marijuana provided he or she:
(a) Possesses no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient’s personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply; and
(b) Presents his or her registration card to any law enforcement official who questions the patient or caregiver regarding use of marijuana.

 

In order to get your MA MMJ Card follow instructions below or click link below.

 

How do I get a MMJ Card??

1. You must have qualifying condition to be eligible for a MA Medical Marijuana Card. If you do then a Dr. will be able to give you a recommendation letter.

The letter will have a registration number for you to use later.

 

2. go to MA MMJ online system and signup.

 

3.signup for mmj online with Dr. s reg number.

 

Get certified with a qualified healthcare provider for cannabis!!

 

How to Register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program: Instructions for Patients

Registering online with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program is the fastest and most convenient way to register to possess marijuana for medical purposes.

If you are unable to register online, a more lengthy paper registration process is available. Please call 617‐660‐5370 to request a paper registration form.

Please read the following instructions before you begin the patient registration process in the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System (“MMJ Online System”).

Please note that in order to register as a patient in the MMJ Online System you must first be certified by a qualified health care provider.

PREPARING FOR REGISTRATION

Before registering in the MMJ Online System, you will need to gather the following:

  •   Internet access;
  •   Access to a scanner or a mobile phone or other device capable of uploading photos;
  •   Your registration number, as provided to you by your health care provider, and emailedto you by the Medical Use of Marijuana Program, after you are certified;
  •   A valid form of identification (as explained below);
  •   A photograph of yourself (as explained below); and
  •   A form of payment, or proof of verified financial hardship (as explained below).Valid Form of Identification

    Valid forms of identification include:

    •   Massachusetts driver’s license;
    •   Massachusetts ID card (with a photograph of yourself);
    •   US passport and another document that proves your Massachusetts residence; or
    •   US military ID and another document that proves your Massachusetts residence.

Please note that if you submit a driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card as your valid form of identification, the name and address you submit in the MMJ Online System must match the name and address on your driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card.

If you submit a passport or military ID as your valid form of identification, you must submit one proof of Massachusetts residence (as listed below) and the name and address you submit in the MMJ Online System must match the address on your proof of Massachusetts residence.

Proof of Massachusetts Residence

Proof of Massachusetts residence may include, but is not limited to:

  •   A utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, cable, or heating oil), that is less than 60 days old and must contain your name and address;
  •   Your current Massachusetts motor vehicle registration card with your current address;
  •   Tuition bill with a due date of less than 6 months ago and addressed to your currentaddress;
  •   Car insurance policy or bill that is dated less than 60 days old;
  •   Home mortgage, lease or loan contracts dated within 6 months of today with yourname, address and signature;
  •   Original or certified copy of a U.S. Marriage Certificate dated within the past 6 months;
  •   A property tax or excise tax bill for the current year with your name and address;
  •   First‐class mail dated less than 60 days old from any federal or state agency that displaysyour name and address; or
  •   Current Massachusetts‐issued Professional License with your address.Photograph of Yourself

    This photo, or your photo on file with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, will be placed on your Program ID Card.

    Your photo must be:

  •   In color;
  •   A square photo in portrait/upright format;
  •   Taken in front of a plain white or off‐white background;
  •   Taken within the last 6 months to reflect what you look like now;
  •   Showing only your head and the top of your shoulders;
  •   Taken looking directly at the camera held at eye level;
  •   Taken without smiling, with both eyes open, and without eyewear; and
  •   Taken without any item that covers your face or head, except for religious purposes.

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Photographs that meet the above requirements can be obtained through a mobile phone camera or at any location that issues passport photos, such as a pharmacy, the post office, or a camera store.

Form of Payment

There is a $50 fee to complete a patient registration.

Acceptable forms of payment include:

  •   Credit card;
  •   Debit card; or
  •   Bank account number and bank routing number.Proof of Verified Financial Hardship

    If you have a verified financial hardship, you may be qualified for a waiver of the $50 registration fee. You are considered to have a verified financial hardship if you are a recipient of MassHealth or Supplemental Security Income, or your household income does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level for your family size.

    To apply for a waiver of the registration fee, you must submit proof of verified financial hardship.

    Proof of verified financial hardship includes the following:

  •   Official MassHealth card issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (this card is light blue in color. Please note that insurance cards from managed health care plans will not be accepted);
  •   Supplemental Security Income benefit verification letter;
  •   State or Federal tax return from this year or last year; or
  •   Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) Electronic Benefit Transfer (“EBT”)statement from the current year.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS

    Now that you have a certification from a qualified health care provider and gathered the necessary documents, you may begin the online patient registration process.

    The MMJ Online System is housed with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Virtual Gateway (“VG”). You will first register with the VG and then with the MMJ Online System.

    In order to register, please follow these steps:

 Step 1: Scan and save on to your computer:
o The valid form of identification (and proof of Massachusetts residence, if

applicable); and
o The photograph of yourself.

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Please ensure when uploading your photograph to the MMJ Online System, that the photograph has a minimum resolution of 300 pixels wide by 270 pixels long, is in .jpg format, and has a maximum size of 2 MB.

If applying for a registration fee waiver, also scan and save onto your computer the proof of verified financial hardship.

These documents will be uploaded to the MMJ Online System during the registration process.

  •   Step 2: Next, register with the Virtual Gateway at: https://gateway.hhs.state.ma.us/authn/selfReg.do . When registering, select “Medical Use of Marijuana System” in the Service Name drop down menu.
  •   Step 3: You will then receive an email from the VG telling you that your account request has been processed. This email will contain a link that you will click on in order to finish the VG registration process.
  •   Step 4: After registering with the VG, you will be taken to a screen that contains your username. Your VG account is now created. Click “Log in to the Virtual Gateway”. Log in using your username and password.
  •   Step 5: On the next screen, click on “Medical Use of Marijuana System”. This will log you into the MMJ Online System. Click on “Register as a Patient” to begin registration in the MMJ Online System.Once your registration is reviewed by the Medical Use of Marijuana Program, you will be notified by email regarding the status of your registration. Registrations are reviewed in the order they are received. If approved, you will be able to print your paper Program ID Card and will receive your plastic Program ID Card at a later date.

    PROGRAM ID CARD

    You must have your Program ID Card as well as the valid form of identification that you used to register in the MMJ Online System at all times when you possess or handle marijuana for medical use.

    There is a $10 fee to replace a Program ID Card.

    SELECTING A PERSONAL CAREGIVER

    You have the option of designating a personal caregiver to assist you with your medical use of marijuana. After your registration has been approved by the Medical Use of Marijuana

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Program, you may log back in to the MMJ Online System and designate up to two personal caregivers who are not currently designated by another patient, unless that personal caregiver is your immediate family member.

In order to select a personal caregiver, please follow these steps:

  •   Step 1: Log in to the VG at https://gateway.hhs.state.ma.us/authn/login.do and select “Medical Use of Marijuana System”.
  •   Step 2: Click on “My Caregivers” at the top of the screen.
  •   Step 3: On the next screen click on the “Generate PIN” button to generate a PIN for your personal caregiver. On that screen you will be given the option to print the PIN or enter your personal caregiver’s email address where you would like the PIN emailed.
  •   Step 4: Provide the PIN to your personal caregiver and direct them to register in the MMJ Online System at https://gateway.hhs.state.ma.us/authn/selfReg.do .
  •   Step 5: After your personal caregiver has registered in the MMJ Online System, you will be sent an email notice from the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. At that time, log back in to the MMJ Online System, click on “My Caregivers” at the top of the screen, and observe whether the individual displayed is your personal caregiver. If yes, select “Yes, I validate this is my Caregiver”, and indicate whether your personal caregiver is an immediate family member, or not. Then click on “Approve”.You will then be taken to a screen that indicates that your personal caregiver’s registration is pending approval by the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. After their registration is processed, an email will be sent to your personal caregiver regarding the status of their registration.

    CHANGE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    If there is any change to the information you submitted for registration (such as a change in your name, email, address, or phone number), update this information in the MMJ Online System.

    To update your registration information, please follow these steps:

    •   Step 1: Log in to the VG at https://gateway.hhs.state.ma.us/authn/login.do and select “Medical Use of Marijuana System”.
    •   Step 2: Click on the “My Registration” link at the top of the screen.
    •   Step 3: To update your information, click “Edit” at the left side of the screen. Edit the necessary information and click the “Update” button.

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QUESTIONS

Should you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Medical Use of Marijuana Program at 617‐660‐5370.