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Worcester, MA, 01610

Benefits of Having a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts

Marijuana Use in Massachusetts

Marijuana use. Although it’s still federally prohibited, many states, including Massachusetts, have legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use. While the state law permits marijuana usage, there are restrictions in place that must be adhered to for legal recreational use. To comply with state law for recreational use, an individual must be:

  • Twenty-one or older
  • Not use marijuana in any public space
  • Not use marijuana in any place where smoking is prohibited
  • Not use marijuana on federal land
  • Not use or consume marijuana while operating a motor vehicle
  • Not have marijuana in an open container in a vehicle (similar to the state law for alcohol consumption)
  • Possess only one ounce of marijuana carried on one’s person
  • Grow no more than six plants for personal use

Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

While the laws pertaining to medical marijuana use in Massachusetts are similar, there are several important differences. Procuring a medical marijuana card can be beneficial because it allows for greater flexibility around some of the requirements for legal medicinal marijuana usage in MA. For example, if you have a medical marijuana card:

  • There is no sales tax on your medical marijuana purchase. Recreational marijuana has a 20% tax on it.
  • You can choose from a larger variety of marijuana products.
  • Marijuana is available to you in higher doses.
  • Some dispensaries offer discounts for medical marijuana users.
  • At Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, there are checkout lines specifically for patients purchasing medical marijuana, so there is no waiting in long lines.
  • Home delivery services are available.
  • You can visit any medical or recreational marijuana dispensary in the state of MA.
  • You can possess up to a 60-day supply of medical marijuana, which is approximately 10 ounces.

Medical marijuana usage may be approved for users eighteen and older, while those under eighteen require parental consent.

Additional Information

There are benefits to becoming a medical marijuana user in Massachusetts, but there are legal requirements, as well. To comply with state law, an individual has to:

  • Have a qualifying medical condition
  • Be certified by an accredited medical provider
  • Be a legal resident of the state
  • Have proof of residency and a legal state ID

To be approved for a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Certification, you can make an appointment with our medical practitioner, who is a state-licensed nurse practitioner. During your appointment, you will review your medical history with the practitioner. If your medical condition(s) meet the criteria for medical marijuana usage, you will have to register with the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program. We can assist you with that process if you are unable to access the technology to do it on your own.

Our fee for the initial application for the Medical Use of Marijuana Program is $100 while the renewal fee is $50. Medical marijuana users must have their medical history reviewed annually and the medical certification must be renewed each year. Our initial application and renewal fees are consistently the lowest in the state for this process.

Let us Help You

Canna Card Express is located at 1 Kelly SQ in Worcester, MA. Call (508) 817-9300 or email us at info@cannacardexpress.com so we can help you with all your medical marijuana needs.

Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.

 

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Steps to Certification

Step 1
Book an appointment

Book an appointment via our website, phone, or email. You must be a Massachusetts Resident

Step 2
Login to HIPAA

Once the appointment is booked, an email is sent with a link to login to our secure HIPAA compliant patient portal where documents are filled out and reviewed by the Nurse Practitioner prior to your visit.

If you have any difficulty completing these documents please Contact us.

Step 3
Upload Documents
Upload a valid photo ID to the patient portal.
  • Massachusetts Driver’s license
  • Massachusetts ID
  • US military ID
  • US passport
Step 4
Receive Appointment

You will receive appointment reminders before the visit via email, automated voice message, and text.

Step 5
Your visit

Your visit: Telemedicine visits are via a secure HIPAA compliant patient platform. The visit may be done by telephone if preferable. Once connected, the provider will review your medical history and discuss how to incorporate Medical Cannabis into your routine.

Step 6
Invoice

Your invoice is available for payment online in your patient portal. We will process it after your visit. If certification is denied for any reason, we will issue a refund immediately.

Step 7
Here You Go

When the above steps are complete, you will receive two emails. A welcome email is received from the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program, and another email from us at Canna Card Express. A temporary program ID card is attached to our email, it is ready to use at dispensaries and is valid for 2 weeks. Our email contains step by step instructions on how to complete the registration online with the state. Registration with the state is required to receive the hard copy Medical Marijuana Patient ID Card. Registration requires a valid MA ID, proof of residency, and is valid for one year. In a year, a renewal visit is needed to keep certification active.

If you have any difficulties with the online state registration, please  Contact us.