Maryland Medicinal Cannabis


  • Patients must register with the State prior to or shortly after their initial appointment. Registration is required for each patient. A unique patient number is generated during patient registration and that number is used to link to our physician after treatment is recommended. Visit the link below to register with the State. 
  • After you register, if your physician approves medical cannabis as a treatment option for you, he or she must start the process by registering as a certifying physician on this website. He or she must have an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland, and be in good standing. The Physician must also be registered to prescribe controlled substances by the State.
  • Once you receive your MMCC patient ID number (obtained only through the Commission website), the patient’s registered physician can link to the patient by entering the patient’s Commission-assigned patient number on the Commission’s secure database, and then issue an online recommendation for medical cannabis.
  • Patients can then obtain medical cannabis at any licensed dispensary in Maryland by presenting their ID card or a valid government-issued ID. You will also need to present your MMCC ID number.
  • A Dispensary employee will query the Commission database to confirm your physician’s recommendation for you.
  • Patients may only obtain a portion of their 30-day supply at any time once the written certification is presented to a licensed dispensary, provided the portion being sought when added to portions previously obtained does not exceed a 30-day supply.
  • If not used to purchase medical cannabis within 120 days of issuance, a written certification becomes null and void and you will be required to see your physician again and restart the process.
  • At this time, the cost of medical cannabis is not reimbursable by any private or public insurance plan, Medicare or Medicaid, or through Veterans’ covered plans.

Maryland residents should be aware that taking cannabis across State lines is a federal offense.

Pricing & Frequency of Visits 

Innovative Psychiatry, LLC is an out of network provider, so we do not accept any insurance. You will be provided with the information to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you wish to be reimbursed for your sessions, you will need to consult with your insurance company to determine their policies regarding mental health health benefits for out of network providers. We can not guarantee reimbursement. Please call the office for pricing. 

Since every patient case is unique, frequency of follow up appointments is ultimately up to the providers discretion. However, most patients are seen for follow up appointments every three months (same schedule as for other controlled medications in stable patients). 


Does my condition qualify me for medical cannabis?
Our physician can issue a written certification for any severe condition which has not been relieved by other medical treatments that in their judgement could reasonably be expected to be relieved by cannabis therapy. Our physician can also certify a patient for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes severe loss of appetite, wasting, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or severe or persistent muscle spasms, or glaucoma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Should I do anything prior to my appointment?
Patients should complete their registration on the commissions website: https://mmcc.dhmh.maryland.gov/Registry/LandingPage.aspx
The commission will you send an email with your patient ID number
**If you are a new patient to our practice please bring with you prior medical records from any physicians or therapists that you have seen in the past for the medical condition that you wishing to treat with medical cannabis during your cannabis consult evaluation.

What should I do if I have trouble registering?
If you are experiencing technical difficulties you can contact the Commission at: dhmh.mmccpatientcaregiver@maryland.gov or 1-844-421-2571

What should I bring to my appointment?
Medical documentation of the condition you wish to be certified for.Government issued photo ID.Patient identification number issued to you by the commission.

Is there a registration fee for the Medical Cannabis Program?
No, there is not a fee for a patient to register with the state.

Will I receive an ID card?
A specific ID card will not be necessary to access the dispensaries; your state issued photo ID and patient identification number will be all you need. If you would like an IDcard, you may request a patient ID card for $50 from the state.

Do I have to register with a specific dispensary?
No, you will be free to use any dispensary of your choice throughout Maryland.

Can I grow my own Cannabis?
No, home cultivation has not been approved.

How much medical cannabis and medical cannabis-infused product can I purchase in 30 days?
120 grams of dried flower and 36 grams of cannabis infused products can be purchased.