How do I find a healthcare provider who is certified to recommend medical cannabis?
Massachusetts residents can receive a certification for the medical use of marijuana from any Massachusetts Certifying Healthcare Provider that is registered to issue medical cannabis certifications. There are currently over 300 healthcare providers in Massachusetts that can certify qualifying patients for the medical use of cannabis. Below, you will find a list of some of the providers and how to contact them.
If you believe that you would benefit from using marijuana for medical purposes, make an appointment to see one of the healthcare providers for a visit. The healthcare provider will determine your suitability for the potential benefits of medical cannabis. If you qualify, the healthcare provider will issue your certification and send the information electronically to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). Once submitted by the healthcare provider, a 14-day temporary registration is generated instantly for the newly certified patient, which will provide access to procure up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana at Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTCs).
Patients must still complete the online registration process with MassCIP in order to receive their physical Medical Program ID card and possess a 60-day supply. After healthcare provider certification, the patient will receive an e-mail from the CCC's Registration Portal <[email protected]> with a PIN number and the steps necessary to complete the registration process through the online portal.
The patient registration is also available in paper form for those without access to internet or an inability to complete the online form. Paper registrations are listed on Commission's website, find the form you need and print by clicking here. Please contact the Cannabis Control Commission's Medical Use of Marijuana Program Support Line at (833) 869-6820 or email <[email protected]> with further requests for paper registration forms. Paper forms may take more time for the Commission to process but can sometimes be easier to complete for some patients without scanners or access to computers.