Qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in the state of Maryland include the following: 

  • Cachexia 
  • Anorexia 
  • Wasting Syndrome 
  • Severe pain and/or nausea 
  • Seizures 
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Post-Traumatic

Who is eligible to register as a Patient?

Maryland Residents

Any Maryland resident whose certified provider recommends medical cannabis as an alternative treatment option for a qualifying medical condition is eligible to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) as a patient. 

    Non-Maryland Residents 

    Any non-Maryland resident currently in Maryland for the purpose of receiving alternative medical treatment is eligible to register as patient with the MMCC. 

    During the registration process, non-Maryland residents are required to provide the address and contact name for the Maryland medical facility where they’re receiving treatment. 




    A registered patient is permitted to identify two individuals  21 years or older to serve as caregivers. Caregivers are required to register with and purchase ID cards from the Commission. Registered caregivers in possession of a valid MMCC Caregiver ID card are permitted to purchase and transport medical cannabis on behalf of their designated patients. 

    Detailed information regarding caregiver requirements and the registration process is available by visiting the state’s Caregivers page. 

    Please note: Whether in or out of state, minor patients (under the age of 18) are required to have at least one (1) caregiver at all times. Only parents and legal guardians of minor patients are eligible to serve as a minor’s caregivers. 

    How do I register?

    The registration processes and requirements differ for adult and minor patients, both are completed online. The online application form must be completed and submitted in one session; you will not be able to save and complete the application at a later time.

    Required information and documents must be in an electronic format ready for upload before starting the application process.  Please carefully review the requirements per the MMCC to ensure you are prepared to complete the entire application before beginning the process.