The state allows physicians, physician assistants, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, and nurse midwives to recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients. You may use a search tool provided by the Maryland Cannabis Administration to find authorized medical marijuana providers in the state.
Yes. Visiting a medical marijuana doctor to obtain a medical marijuana certification is a prerequisite for using medical marijuana in Maryland. A medical provider with whom you have a bona fide provider-patient relationship must verify that you have a qualifying condition before they may issue a medical cannabis certification that will be used in completing your registration with the Maryland medical cannabis program.
Only physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, dentists, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwives with an active unrestricted license and in good standing with the corresponding Maryland State Board may recommend medical marijuana use in the state. Also, such medical providers must have active registrations with the Maryland Cannabis Administration to prescribe controlled substances in the state.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) provides a list of Maryland medical marijuana doctors on its website for eligible patients to find approved medical providers authorized to recommend medical cannabis in the state. The list you to filter their search results by county, medical board type, license number, or name. There are over 1,000 searchable records in the recommending doctor database. It also shows the medical conditions for which a doctor issues medical cannabis recommendations.
You can use the search providers tool on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website to find medical marijuana doctors in your location. The search tool allows you to find the names, office addresses, and office phone numbers of Maryland medical marijuana doctors in your area.
Yes. Per Maryland rules, recertification for medical marijuana use, such as for patients renewing their medical marijuana cards, may be done by telemedicine. An assessment for a medical marijuana certification may only be conducted via telemedicine after a provider reviews the patient's medical records and completes an in-person assessment of the patient's medical history and current medical condition. Telemedicine appointments typically require less time than in-person visits, as there is no need to travel to and from a clinic or wait in a queue.
The certification issued by a Maryland medical marijuana doctor to a patient identifies the quantities of dried flower and THC that the patient is allowed to purchase in a 30-day period. Under the Maryland medical cannabis program, the purchase limit is calculated as a rolling 30-day limit and not by calendar month. To find out more about how purchasing limits are calculated, see the Maryland Cannabis Administration cannabis purchasing guide.