Bloom Medicinals gives our prospective patients all the information they need to apply for medical cannabis. We outline it in 4 effortless steps.
Step 1: Register as a patient with MMCC
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 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.
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.
Step 2: Obtain a written certification from a physician registered with the Commission
Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification from a physician registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The patient is required by law to have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the physician and the physician must approve medical cannabis as a treatment option for the patient for a qualifying medical condition. 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.
Upon approval, you will be properly registered with MMCC as a qualified patient and will be issued a Patient Identification Number.
Step 3: Visit Bloom Medicinals
After registering and obtaining a valid written certification from a registered physician, 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.
*Optional Purchase ID Card (Fee: $50)
Registered patients who have obtained valid written certifications from registered physicians 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.