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How to Become a MA Medical Marijuana Patient

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Obtain a MA Medical Marijuana Card

How to Get a MA Marijuana Card

Step 1: Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Massachusetts.

Step 2: Must have at least one medical marijuana qualifying condition listed below:

    •      Cancer
    •      Glaucoma
    •      Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    •      Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    •      Hepatitis C
    •      Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    •      Crohn’s disease
    •      Parkinson’s disease
    •      Multiple sclerosis
    • and “debilitating” conditions as determined in writing by a doctor.


      • – “Debilitating” is defined as “causing weakness, cachexia, wasting syndrome, intractable pain (chronic pain), or nausea, or impairing strength or ability, and progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.” Contact a


      • to learn more.

Step 3: Contact and visit a Massachusetts medical marijuana doctor. If the doctor diagnoses you with a qualifying medical condition, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will get you a Massachusetts medical marijuana card.

Learn more: Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program

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