MedMar Medical LLC was formed to permit qualifying patients, under MA law, to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Qualifying patients are now able to secure a state issued Medical Marijuana Card to be used in the soon to be opened, state regulated, MMJ dispensaries. (see Qualifying Conditions)
The Medical Use of Marijuana Online System (“MMJ Online System”) is now available for qualifying patients to register to obtain a state issued MMJ card. We are making appointments now. (Make an Appointment)
Patients will need to register with the MMJ Online System by January 1, 2015 in order to possess marijuana for medical purposes, even if they already have a paper written certification from MedMar Medical. Paper written certifications issued by MedMar Medical will no longer be valid after February 1st, 2015.
All patients must make an appointment with MedMar Medical in order to begin the registration process. If you wish to be qualified or have been qualified for the medical use of marijuana, we are empowered to issue you a certification through the MMJ Online System. Qualifying new patients will be issued a Letter of Recommendation which will be valid until they obtain a state issued card.
Once MedMar has issued you a registration number, you will have to apply to the Department of Health for the MMJ card. We will give you instructions on how to register through the MMJ Online System. The registration number is required for you to register in the MMJ Online System. You must register directly with the state to obtain an MMJ card.
If your registration is approved by the Department of Health, you will receive a Medical Use of Marijuana Program ID card.
The Department of Health has published the following documents for patients with instructions for the patient registration process:
Please review these documents. MedMar sees the complexity of this 15 step process and we are now looking at ways we may assist you in the preparation of the state application. Please see the fees for our services. (Services and Fees)
Under the final regulations issued by the Department of Health, a Qualifying Patient must be a “Massachusetts resident 18 years of age or older who has been diagnosed by a Massachusetts licensed certifying physician as having a debilitating medical condition…“. A debilitating condition is one that affects and substantially limits one or more major life activities including activities such as eating, sleeping, ambulating, working, and socializing. Therefore the final decision for certifying a qualifying patient is left to a qualified Massachusetts licensed physician. Minors are covered under different rules. (See Final DPH Regulations)