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For Patients: Why Talk to Providers About Medical Cannabis



For Providers: Why Talk to Patients about Medical Cannabis




 Medical Cannabis Program

HELPFUL FORMS ​​

E​​dibles Kitchen Permit​: A licensed Processor must submit this form and attachments, along with the application fee ($1,000), to request an MCA Edibles Kitchen Permit for possessing, packaging, labeling, transferring, transporting, selling, or distributing to a dispensary, edible cannabis products per COMAR 10.62.37.03.​ Click here​ to access the form. ​​

​​-Serious Adverse Event Reporting Form (A Serious Adverse Event is as an undesirable experience associated with the use of medical cannabis where the outcome caused hospitalization, disability, permanent damage (or required intervention to prevent permanent impairment or damage), congenital anomaly/birth defect, death, life-threatening illness, or any other important medical issue. COMAR 10.62.01 (B)(34))

  • ​This form can be used by qualifying patients, qualifying caregivers, licensees, registered agents, and medical facilities to report any serious adverse event they, or someone they know, have experienced as a result a medical cannabis product.

-HIPAA Authorization Fo​rm (Qualifying Adult Patient)

  • A qualifying adult patient or their caregiver must submit this form to authorize the MCA to release their medical information to a  specific person or provider.

-HIPAA Auth​orization Form (Qualifying Minor Patient)

  • A qualifying minor patient or their caregiver must submit this form to authorize the MCA to release their medical information to a specific person or provider.

-Patient/Caregiver Inactivation Request Form

  • A qualifying adult patient or caregiver must submit this form to authorize the MCA to inactivate their registration

-Patient/Caregiver Change of Address Request Form

  • A qualifying adult patient or caregiver must submit this form to authorize the MCA to change/update the address that is currently listed on the registration.​
​-Patient/Caregiver Change of Name Form
  • A qualifying patient or caregiver must submit this form to authorize the MCA to update their name.
-MCA New Condition Approval Petition​
  • This petition can be used to request that a new condition be added to the list of qualifying conditions that certifying providers are encouraged to treat with medical cannabis.
  • Click here to review the MCA's Petition Guidance.
The MCA may add a qualifying condition if: (1) the medical condition is debilitating, (2) the pain, suffering, and disability of the medical condition can reasonably be expected to be relieved by medical cannabis; and (3) other medical treatments have proven ineffective in providing relief. COMAR 10.62.07.06

If you have any questions please contact, publichealth.mca@maryland.gov​

-Complaint Form​ (Complaints can be filed anonymously and discretely.)
  • This form can be used by qualifying patients, qualifying caregivers, licensees, registered agents, medical facilities, third-party businesses, etc. to file a complaint with the MCA regarding a non-health-related issue related to a medical cannabis product, business, or individual.​

​​See Patient FAQs for more information.
See Provider FAQs for more information.

​​Maryland Provider & Clinical Director Education
TMCIGlobal: Medical Use of Cannabis​:​​​ This course is designed for providers in the State of Maryland seeking to gain basic knowledge about the use of medical cannabis. This product contains a state-specific CME/CE-certified activity.


Applications are currently processed within 1-2 business days.​

​Medical patients are required to present a valid government-issued photo identification, in addition to providing their medical patient ID card or ID number when purchasing medical cannabis at a dispensary. An MCA ID Card will be mailed to new registered  ​patients.​