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Becoming a patient in Maryland

1. You must first register on the Commission website. It takes about 5 minutes or less.

We are here to help. If you have questions or would like us to walk you through the process, please call our registration hotline at 1-301-662-2222 or toll-free at 1-866- 696-3370.

2. Speak to your regular physician about whether medical cannabis may reduce your symptoms. If your physician is registered and certified by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, they can sign you up. If not, your physician may refer you to certified physician.

If you need help finding a certifying physician, contact us. We can help you locate a certifying physician in your area.

If you are seeing a new doctor for certification, remember to bring your medical records to the exam. The doctor will want to know your medical history when considering your approval in the program.

3. Once approved for the program, contact Wellness Solutions for your medical cannabis needs. We will assist in selecting the right medication, at a fair price, and will deliver to you.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website [] contains more about the use of medical cannabis in Maryland, including the law, important dates, information for physicians and caregivers, and more.

What You Should Know Before Using Medical Cannabis

It is illegal for any person to possess or consume medical cannabis other than the qualifying patient.

The phone number of the Maryland poison control emergency telephone line is 1-800-222-1222.

A larger dose of medical cannabis than is required to control symptoms, may result in reduced efficacy.

Unused medical cannabis may be returned to the dispensary for appropriate disposal. Disposing of medical cannabis in dumpsters or trash bins create opportunities for illegal diversion.

Medicine will not be provided to a patient or caregiver if that individual appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Only the patient or registered caregiver will be allowed to accept delivery. Delivery to others, including family members, is not permitted

You are not immune from civil, criminal or other penalties from operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or boat while under the influence of medical cannabis.

You are not immune from civil, criminal or other penalties for smoking medical cannabis in a public place, in motor vehicle, in rented property or any property that prohibits the smoking of medical cannabis. Or where prohibited by a condominium or homeowner’s association.

You may be subject to civil, criminal or other penalties for undertaking any task under the influence of medical cannabis if doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice.

Use of medical cannabis, even to treat a medical condition, is not approved by the US food and drug administration.