MedMar Medical LLC (DPH Reg. No. D11021) was formed to permit qualified patients to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Qualifying patients seeking to self-medicate with cannabis and to have access to dispensaries must possess a MA Department of Health (“DPH”) medical marijauna (“MMJ”) license.
Although cannabis is now legal for recreational purposes in Massachusetts, there will continue to be Medical Dispensaries for which only patients with an MMJ card will have access. There is no state tax for products obtained in a Medical Dispensary and no restrictions on the kinds and potencies of the products available. Shops have restrictions on products and a tax on all sales of up to 23%.
To obtain an MMJ license, qualifying patients must be certified by a DPH registered medical provider. With the MedMar Medical issued certification code, a patient then has to register with the DPH in order to obtain or maintain an MMJ license. We will provide written instructions on how to self-register through the MMJ Online System (See DPH 15-Step Registration). If a patient is unable to self-register, we offer an optional service which will assist with the submission. We will submit all necessary documents, make the payment of the state fee (if required), and provide evidence of the submission. Please see the fees for our services (Services and Fees).
If the registration is approved by the DPH, a patient will receive an MMJ license. The card is valid for one year. Patients MUST CERTIFIED BY A PHYSICIAN and re-register with the state annually.
Under the final regulations issued by the DPH, 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 regulations and require certfication by two physicians.(See Final DPH Regulations)