New MMCC ID Card Policies in Effect for 2019

MMCC ID Cards

Beginning January 1, 2019:

All NEW patients must purchase a MMCC ID card during the registration process. Cards purchased after 01/01/19 will be valid for three years.


Beginning April 1, 2019:

ALL PATIENTS must present an MMCC-issued ID card in order to purchase medical cannabis.

Please understand that recommendations from a certifying provider must be renewed on a yearly basis and is separate from the mandated MMCC ID cards. This means that  all patients by April 1, 2019 MUST have BOTH a current recommendation from a certifying provider (these must be renewed yearly) and an ID card from the MMCC (valid for three years if purchased after 01/01/2019) to continue the purchase of medical cannabis in the state of Maryland.

Here Are Some FAQ on the New ID Card Policy:

What does this mean for existing patients who have an ID card?
Patients with an MMCC ID card can continue to use the MMCC ID card until it expires.
The expiration date is located on the front of the MMCC ID card. Beginning April 1, 2019, an MMCC ID card will be required to be shown before purchase at all licensed Maryland dispensaries.

What does this mean for existing patients who don’t have an MMCC ID card?
If you are a registered patient and you don’t have an ID card, you have two options:

  1. Submit a renewal application to MMCC for a $50 fee. The renewal registration will expire 3 years from the date of renewal. Beginning March 1, 2019, any patient may submit a renewal application; or

  2. Order an MMCC ID card for a $50 fee. This card will expire on the date your current registration expires.

How do I renew and what does it mean?
To renew your registration, log into your existing MMCC account and click on the “Renew Registration” tab. You will be prompted to answer a number of questions. If your address has changed, you must update your address and you will be required to upload a current Proof of Maryland Address. Once the Commission has your renewal application, they will review it and notify you via email of approval.

How do I order an ID card without renewing?
To order an ID card, log into your MMCC account and click on the “Order ID Card” tab.
Your MMCC ID card will expire on the date of your current registration.

How long until I receive my MMCC ID card?
Due to the anticipated high volume of MMCC ID card orders and registration renewals, the MMCC is unable to guarantee a delivery date for the card. However, a temporary ID will be emailed once a new patient has been certified, or an existing patient with a valid provider certification orders a card or renews their registration. This temporary ID will be valid for a period of 90 days. Each patient will have the option to print the temporary card when logging into their MMCC account.