Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program

In 2012, Massachusetts’ voters passed a measure that approved the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients. It became the 18th state to do so and allows patients to purchase and possess up to 10 ounces every two months.

Home cultivation is permitted, although there are limits on the number of plants that can be grown.

Qualifying Conditions

Under Massachusetts’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Any other condition as approved in writing by a certified physician

How To Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts

To apply for a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident in the state of Massachusetts with proof of residency
  • You must obtain your medical records, which indicate that you have been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition.

Once you have obtained your medical records and a recommendation from your doctor, you can apply by visiting the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program.

Renewal Requirements

Patients in the state of Massachusetts must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations using the online system. You can renew your registration up to 60 days prior to the expiration of your current card.