First Step (Find A Physician)

How do I find a physician who is certified to recommend medical cannabis?


Patients can receive a certification for the medical use of marijuana from any Massachusetts physician licensed to issue medical cannabis recommendations. There are currently over 200 physicians in Massachusetts able to certify qualifying patients for the medical use of cannabis. You can find our list of physicians their contact information below.

See one of the healthcare providers for a visit. The physician will determine your suitability for the potential benefits of medical cannabis. If you qualify the physician will issue your certification. The physician then sends your information electronically to the Department of Public Health. You will receive an e-mail from DPHOnlineSystem (DPH) <> with a PIN number for you to continue with the next step of the registration process.

The patient registration is also available in paper form. Please contact the Department of Public Health's Medical Use of Marijuana Program Support Line at (617) 660-5370 with any requests for paper forms. Paper forms may take more time for the Department to process but can be easier for some patients without scanners or access to computers to complete.