MedMar Medical LLC was formed to permit qualified patients to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Qualifying patients using medical marijuana (“MMJ”) and seeking access to dispensaries must possess a Massachusetts Department of Health (“DPH”) issued license. The DPH has set up the web-based Medical Use of Marijuana Online System (“MMJ Online System”) for obtaining an MMJ card.
Effective February 1, 2015, paper certifications from physicians will no longer be sufficient for compliance with registration requirements under DPH Marijuana Regulations. All patients must be registered with the DPH MMJ Program to possess marijuana for medical use.
To register with the DPH, qualifying patients must secure a registration number from a certified medical provider. Patients must make an in-office appointment with MedMar Medical in order to begin the registration process. If a patient qualifies or has been previously qualified by Medmar Medical, we have the necessary credentials and are empowered to issue a certification number.
Once a patient obtains a registration number, a patient has to apply to the DPH for a card. We will provide written instructions on how to self-register through the MMJ Online System. (See DPH 15-Step Registration) If you are unable to self-register, we offer an optional service which will assist you with the submission. We will take your photo, scan all necessary documents, make the payment of the state fee, and provide you with evidence of the submission. Please see the fees for our services. (Services and Fees)
If your registration is approved by the DPH, you will receive an MMJ card. The card expires and will be replaced every two years, BUT YOU MUST STILL BE RECERTIFIED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.
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 rules. (See Final DPH Regulations)