Patient Registration

How Do I Become A Medical Marijuana Patient in Massachusetts?

We break down the process so it is simple to understand. Need help? Email us at, call us at 978-432-2147, or come into our Rowley dispensary to get assistance from our staff.

Helpful Resources

Cannabis Control Commission Patient Guidance for Registration

Mass Gov’s Patient Registration Overview

Cannabis Control Commission Instructions for Patients 

1. Check Your Eligibility

To become a medical marijuana patient in Massachusetts, you must be a MA resident (with proof of residency) and have a qualifying medical condition.

According to The Act For The Humanitarian Medical Use Of Marijuana qualifying medical conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a Qualifying Patient’s healthcare provider

2. Visit Your Doctor

Next, you will need to be certified by a qualified healthcare provider. Make a doctor’s appointment and ask whether the Medical Use of Marijuana Program would be helpful for you.

If your provider believes it will, then they will certify you and give you a PIN number.


3. Register Online

Before you can become a medical marijuana patient in Massachusetts, you need to register online in the Medical Use of Marijuana Program Online System. To do so, you must gather:

  • Your PIN number, given to you by your doctor
  • Current, acceptable form of identification (ID)
  • Current, accepted photograph of yourself

If you cannot register online, you may do so with a paper application. This is a lengthier process, which you can start by calling (833) 869-6820.

4. Select a Caregiver

If you wish, you can select as many as 2 caregivers to help you with your medical marijuana use. You can register your caregiver at this link.


5. Always Carry Your Card

It is very important to remember that you must always carry your Program ID Card when you are in possession of medical marijuana.