Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card Program


A Massachusetts Marijuana (MMJ) card is a personal identification card issued by the Department to a qualifying patient, personal caregiver, or dispensary agent. The Massachusetts Marijuana card shall verify that a physician has provided a written certification to the qualifying patient, that the patient has designated the individual as a personal caregiver, or that a medical treatment center has met the terms of law. The Massachusetts marijuana card shall identify for the Department and law enforcement those individuals who are exempt from Massachusetts criminal and civil penalties for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana.

Massachusetts MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD Requirements.

  1. You must be at least 18 years old
  2. You must live in Massachusetts with proof of residency.
  3. You must be a qualified patient that has been diagnosed by a doctor as having a debilitating medical condition and must have the medical records showing proof of that condition as outlined by the qualifying medical cannabis conditions: cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, or any chronic or debilitating medical condition or disease that produces wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, or muscle spasms, or other condition approved by DPH. These are the conditions that would qualify you for a Massachusetts medical marijuana card.

How to obtain a MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD in Massachusetts.

A qualifying patient may apply to the Department of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a Massachusetts medical marijuana card by submitting:

  1. Written certification from a physician.
  2. An application, including:

(a) Name, address unless homeless, and date of birth.
(b) Name, address and date of birth of the qualifying patient’s personal caregiver, if any.