How do I become a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient?101
To be a qualified patient protected under the Massachusetts medical marijuana law, you will need to obtain a written recommendation from your doctor on or after January 1, 2013.
A written recommendation is a document signed by a licensed physician. It states that the potential medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the qualifying patient. It also specifies the patient’s debilitating medical condition. There are no set parameters for what conditions qualify you for a card, that is up to your doctor and you to decide.
For a current list of doctors specializing in evaluations and recommendations for medical marijuana Click Here.
When the state has developed the infrastructure, there will be a process to mail the recommendation to the state for verification. The state will then issue you a registration card indicating that you are enrolled in the medical marijuana program.
Until the approval of final regulations, written certification by a physician shall constitute a registration card for a qualifying patient.
For a current list of doctor’s specializing in evaluations and recommendations for medical marijuana Click Here.