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How to Get a Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Card

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At Verilife we want to make getting your medical cannabis card as seamless as possible. Below is a list of qualifications, steps you’ll need to take and information you’ll need to have on hand to complete the process. If at any time during the process you find that you have a question or need help, do not hesitate to reach out to our call center for direct assistance. 

Veterans can obtain medical cannabis the same way as other patients, through the Medical Use of Marijuana (MMJ) online system

Veterans need to confirm through the office of Veteran Affairs that they are permitted to use medical cannabis as part of their certified provider recommendation without consequence to their current position or health care system.

Do you qualify for a medical cannabis card?

  • Are you at least 18 years of age (or are you a minor with an adult caregiver and physician certification from two physicians)?
  • Are you a legal resident of Massachusetts with proof of residency?
  • Have a qualifying health condition?
  • Have a registered physician or nurse practitioner certify that you have a qualifying condition, and have you established a bona fide relationship with that provider?


What to Expect on Your First Visit

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Apply online for your Massachusetts medical cannabis card.

You can apply for your Massachusetts medical cannabis card online through the Medical Use of Marijuana (MMJ) Online system. It's the fastest and most convenient way to register.


What do I need to apply?

  • Proof of identification
  • Proof of Massachusetts residency
  • Photo of yourself (photo must satisfy photo requirements) 
  • Patient Registration Fee (fee may be waived for patients who submit proof of financial hardship)
  • Designate a personal caregiver (if necessary)

See what conditions qualify for a medical cannabis card in Massachusetts.

Qualifying Conditions

Every patient deserves the best possible care. Find out more about certifying a child for medical cannabis use.

Live your best life. See what’s needed to obtain your card as a veteran.

What you need to know before talking to your doctor. Make your doctor part of your care plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you are approved you will receive an email notification. You will be able to print your temporary paper Program ID card from your VG account.  This card is good for four weeks. The DPH will mail a laminated card at a later date.

If you already have a card, you only need to apply for a medical cannabis card renewal. You must renew your registration with the Program 60 days prior to expiration. Your Program ID card expires every three years. Renew your registration with the Program 60 days before expiration. 

Visit our Verilife Wareham dispensary. You must have your medical registry ID card  and state-issued ID with you in order to purchase medical cannabis products.

Massachusetts law allows a qualifying patient to possess up to a 60-day supply for  personal medical use;  60-day supply is defined as up to 10 ounces.

Patients and caregivers must always carry their registry ID card whenever they are in possession of  approved medical cannabis products, and no one may carry cannabis products outside the state of Massachusetts.


Would you rather get help from our team?

We can walk you through the entire process. You can also contact us for direct assistance with any questions you may have along the way. Our friendly patient care representatives are happy to talk.

Our hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST.



This website contains medical cannabis information and is restricted to individuals 21 years of age or older. Please confirm your age and state:

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Did you know that most medical marijuana information is state-specific? We have dispensaries in each of the above states, along with state-specific resources for patients. For the best experience, please select a state.