FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the next free Trilogy Wellness Workshop on How Do I Become a Registered Cannabis Patient?
How Do I Become a Registered Cannabis Patient?
Patients and Caregivers must first register on the Maryland Cannabis Commission website by providing name, address, date of birth, and uploading an image of a government ID and recent photo. MMCC staff will review the application and notify the patient of their unique 25-digit ID registration number.
Once you receive your patient number (obtained only through the MMCC website), you must obtain a written referral (“written certification”) from a doctor who has registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The registered physician will use the assigned patient number to issue an online recommendation for medical cannabis.
To find a MMCC certfied physician by zip code, click here.
For more details about this process visit: http://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/process_to_obtain.aspx
How Do I Become a Caregiver to a Cannabis Patient?
A patient may designate up to two persons as caregivers. If a patient selects you to be a caregiver, you must submit an application through the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s website. Caregivers must be 21 years old or older. A caregiver may be a family member but the patient can choose whomever they wish. Caregivers cannot care for more than five qualifying patients.
Do I Have to Pay a Fee to Register?
Can My Primary Care Physician Recommend Medical Cannabis?
The patient must register through the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission before a physician can provide a written certification for the patient. A patient can then visit a registered physician in-person. The physician will examine the patient, review medical records, assess the patient’s medical history, maintain current records, and provide the patient with follow-up care as needed.
If the patient meets the physician’s criteria for treatment with medical cannabis, the physician will issue a written certification. The physician records the written certification on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s website.
Ask your primary care physician if she or he is registered, and discuss whether medical cannabis would benefit your medical condition. *There is no need to pay any person or organization any fee other than the fee your physician charges for the doctor visit.*
To find an MMCC certified physician by zip code, click here.
What are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis?
My Child Needs Medical Cannabis. Is He or She Eligible to Become a Legal Patient?
Do Veterans Qualify for Medical Cannabis?
Do I Have to be a Maryland Resident to Participate in the Medical Cannabis Program?
Do I Need a Patient ID Card?
You can request an ID card when you receive your written certification or apply for one later. The Patient ID card will cost $50. If your card is lost or damaged a replacement card will cost $100.
Will My Health Insurance Cover the Costs of Medical Cannabis?
Where Can I Obtain Medical Cannabis?
Dispensaries can only obtain their cannabis products from Maryland-licensed growers, and processors.
I’m Registered as a Cannabis Patient, When Can I Visit the Dispensary?
Will My Patient Information be Confidential?
What Products are Available for Purchase?
All cannabis products are procured from Maryland-licensed growers and processors.
Why are Edibles Not Available For Purchase?
Approved extracts such as oils and tinctures may be suitable for patients and caregivers to use at home to make a wide variety of edible forms of cannabis, but patients should seek guidance before consuming edible products.
What to Expect During Your First Visit
Once identified, you will be buzzed in and taken to a private consulting room where you’ll meet one-on-one with a Trilogy staff member to discuss your specific conditions. The staff member can educate and make recommendations on the best strains, products, and dosage to treat your ailments and provide instructions on how to consume.
You will then be escorted to the dispensing area where our expert advisors will show you the products recommended during your consults and answer any additional questions you may have. The dispensary will record how much medical cannabis has been dispensed to the patient.
Our staff will do everything to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and informed throughout your visit.
Will I Be Safe Entering and Exiting the Dispensary?
How Much Medical Cannabis Can a Patient Possess?
Does My Doctor Decide My Dosage?
Trilogy’s knowledgeable staff can advise you on appropriate dosage for your condition.
Can I Consume Cannabis at the Dispensary?
Regulations require patients to sign a statement that they understand that they are not immune from any prohibition on smoking cannabis in a public place or in a motor vehicle, or on private property where it is prohibited by the property owner.