Medical Cannabis Certifications in Massachusetts
Make your health and wellness priorities. Don’t let the uncertainty of where to begin with the medical marijuana certification process hinder your journey toward a better quality of life. For residents of Massachusetts, Compassionate Clinics of America is the first step to a rewarding path toward health and wellness.
We are proud to offer easy, efficient, and affordable Medical Cannabis Certifications in Massachusetts.
Have you been thinking about a medical marijuana card but feeling hesitant to start the process? Let Compassionate Clinics of America help. We have the swiftest turnaround in the state, connecting you to a network of qualified physicians and health care practitioners that will help you through the process of obtaining your medical marijuana certification in Massachusetts. We recommend you take advantage of our patient education series where we regularly upload helpful articles on research to help you in your medical cannabis journey.
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Qualifying for a Medical Cannabis Certification in Massachusetts
In order to get a medical cannabis recommendation and legally purchase cannabis products from dispensaries in Massachusetts, some basic qualifications must be met:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Provide a Patient Photo. This photo will be placed on your Program ID Card. If you are using a Massachusetts driver’s license or a Massachusetts photo ID card, you may be able to use your RMV photo during the online registration process.
If the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System is able to retrieve your RMV photo, you do not have to upload a separate photo of yourself. If you are not submitting a Massachusetts-issued driver’s license or ID as your valid form of ID or the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System is unable to retrieve your RMV photo, then you must upload a photo of yourself. Your photo must be:
- In color;
- A square photo in portrait/upright format;
- Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background;
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect what you look like now;
- Showing only your head and the top of your shoulders (see example below);
- Taken looking directly at the camera held at eye level;
- Taken with both eyes open, and without eyewear; and
- Taken without any item that covers your face or head, except for religious purposes.
- Proof of Identity. Valid forms of identification include one of the following:
- Massachusetts driver’s license;
- Massachusetts ID card (with a photograph of yourself);
- U.S. passport and another document that proves your Massachusetts residency; or
- U.S. military ID and another document that proves your Massachusetts residency.
If submitting a driver’s license or ID card issued by your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles: If you submit a driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card as your valid form of identification, the name and address you submit on your application must match the name and address on your driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card. If it does not match, your application will be returned to you for further clarification.
If you submit a passport or US military ID as your valid form of identification, you must also submit a document that proves your primary residence (as outlined below). The name and address on your application must match the name and address on the document that you submit to prove your primary residence.
- Submit one of the following to prove your primary residence:
- Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, cable, or heating oil), that is less than 60 days old and contains your name and address;
- Current Massachusetts motor vehicle registration card with your current address;
- Tuition bill with a due date of less than 6 months ago and addressed to your current address;
- Car insurance policy or bill that is dated less than 60 days old;
- Home mortgage, lease or loan contracts dated within 6 months of today with your name, address and signature;
- Certified U.S. Marriage Certificate dated within the past 6 months;
- Property tax or excise tax bill for the current year with your name and address;
- First-class mail dated less than 60 days old from any federal or state agency that displays your name and address; or
- Current Massachusetts-issued Professional License with your address.
- Diagnosis of a qualifying medical condition
- Have certification from a physician
Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Cannabis Certification in Massachusetts
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
Get More from Your Medical Cannabis Certification in Massachusetts
One of the biggest parts of medical cannabis is getting to understand how your body responds to different types of cannabis products and cannabinoids, to help you tailor your medical cannabis experience to your desired outcomes. Using DNA testing, we examine your specific DNA biomarkers to determine the right strains and dosage for your specific genes and metabolism. Our test kits are available for purchase on our website. This unique service is designed to maximize the potential of medicinal cannabis for each individual patient.
More Information on Medical Cannabis Certification in Massachusetts
Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Massachusetts
17% (10.75% excise tax + 7.25% sales tax) + municipal taxes up to 3%
Medical Marijuana Taxes in Massachusetts
The cost for a medical cannabis certification in Massachusetts is $159. The renewal fee for a medical cannabis certification is $149. Compassionate Clinics of America offers Sezzle as a payment plan for certifications and renewals.
There is no longer a fee to register for a Program registration card through the Cannabis Control Commission. Certifying Health Care Providers may charge Registered Qualifying Patients a fee for annual certification visits. If your card is lost, stolen, or destroyed, the fee to replace a Program registration card is $10. If the fee poses a Verified Financial Hardship, the Qualifying Patient may request a waiver of the fee in a form and manner determined by the Commission.
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