Registering a Caregiver in Massachusetts
Caregiver requirements include providing current acceptable identification that proves Massachusetts residency. You can use two of the following forms of identification, A valid driver’s license, state ID card, U.S. passport or Military ID with a clear photo. However, if you use a military ID you must provide proof of residency with a document like a utility bill. Additionally, a personal caregiver must be at least 21 years of age and a Massachusetts resident. A caregiver must renew their MMJ card annually for it to remain valid. Once approved by the state, the caregiver will be given a specific registration number allowing them to purchase cannabis products on the patient’s behalf.
Possession and Cultivation Limits in Massachusetts
Since Massachusetts legally sells both recreational and medicinal cannabis, the possession and cultivation laws for adult use are the same. The specific rules reported by the state include: you can’t use marijuana in any form (smoking, vaping, edibles, etc.) in public or on federal land; you can have up to 1 oz on your person and up to 10 oz in your home; you can grow up to 6 plants in your home and up to 12 plants for 2 or more adults; and if you have more than 1 oz of marijuana in your home, it has to be locked up, but it’s best to keep any amount locked away to keep kids and pets safe.
Additionally, like alcohol, you can’t have an open container of any form of marijuana in the passenger area of your car while on the road or at a place where the public has access, and it must be stored in a closed container in your trunk or a locked glove compartment. It’s illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana; if you use, don’t get behind the wheel. Instead, use public transportation, ride-shares, or catch a ride with a sober friend.
Medical cannabis users and non-patients alike should be informed that their “employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies about the use of marijuana,” according to the state.
MMJ Card Reciprocity Program in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts doesn’t accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, MA is a recreational marijuana state for anyone over the age of 21. State law does allow out-of-state visitors to possess medical marijuana up to 1 ounce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live in Massachusetts to become a Medical Marijuana Patient there?
To start the registration process for a Massachusetts medical marijuana card you must prove you’re a resident of the state. You need to show a Massachusetts Photo ID or state driver’s license, U.S. Passport or military ID and provide a document like a utility bill to prove your address
How Do I apply for a Medical Marijuana card in Massachusetts?
Before registering with the Massachusetts’ Medical Use of Marijuana Program, you will need to be certified by a qualified healthcare provider. EZmedcard can help you set up an appointment with a licensed physician. Just fill out the form on our Book Your Appointment Online page. After your certification, you will receive a PIN number to register with the medical marijuana program in Massachusetts.
How Can I find a registered medical marijuana physician in MA?
EZmedcard team can help you find a registered physician in Massachusetts through our platform. If your primary care physician is not registered with the Cannabis Control Commission, they are not able to evaluate you and provide you a cannabis certification.
Do I need to see a physician on video, or I just go right in person?
Patients are now able to be certified via telemedicine by a qualified and registered practitioner in Massachusetts. Consultations normally last between 10 – 15 minutes. After the consultation with the practitioner, if you are not approved, you will receive your money back, which includes the cost of the appointment.
Is there a limit in MA on the medication that I can have with my card?
Yes. Massachusetts only allows patients and non-patients alike to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis on their person and up to 10 ounces in their home.
What is the cost for EZmedcard to set up the consultation for my approval?
The cost is $150 for Initial appointment and $100 for Renewal.
Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from dispensaries in MA?
With one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, Massachusetts allows qualifying patients access to a variety of medical cannabis products, including dry flower, tinctures, oils, concentrates, topicals, edibles, and capsules.
Where are dispensaries in MA? Is there a dispensary near me?
There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list hereFind a Retailer
I think I’m ready to get my card, how do I get things started?
Fill out the form on our Book Your Appointment Online page, and we can help you set up an appointment in no time!