Qualification for the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act requires a strict certification process. While we must adhere to Massachusetts law in our duties, we endeavor to make the medical marijuana application process as quick and easy as possible for our patients. Following are the steps in the qualification process.
First and foremost, you must have a medical condition that qualifies you for the use of medical marijuana under Massachusetts state laws. If you suffer from any of the conditions below, you could receive palliative benefits from the use of medical marijuana:
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hepatitis C
- Nail Patella
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Severe Nausea
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms
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Fill Out & eSign the Medical Release Form to Start Your Certification Process:
Step One: Medical Record Collection
The first step in the medical marijuana application process is extensive documentation of your medical condition. Without current and verifiable medical records, our physicians will be unable to certify your condition under Massachusetts law. Although there are conditions where a patient will qualify for the Massachusetts Medical Marihuana Program without the necessity of full documentation, the Boston Medical Marijuana Certification Clinic (BMMCC) requires that all your records are current within the last 12 months that document your qualifying condition.
If you prefer that we handle your medical record collection, you must complete the medical release form and fax or mail it to our office so that we may request your medical records from your treatment providers. If you already have your medical records, you can fax or mail them to us, whichever is more convenient.
- Fax records to 480-994-1014
Please note that faxed records are limited to no more than 25 pages.
- Mail records to:
10435 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Step Two: Physician Review
Upon receipt of your medical records, our physicians thoroughly review the records to determine if you qualify for the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program. If additional documents are required for the review, a BMMCC staff member will contact you and let you know which documents are needed for our records. If you qualify for the program, we will call you to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians.
Step 3: Certification Appointment
At your certification appointment, our physicians will talk with you about your qualification for certification of a medical condition that may qualify you for the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program. By law, our physicians must only discuss your qualification for the program. After review and approval, qualified patients will receive a signed Physician Certification Form that will allow them to apply to the state for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. In order to receive the Physician Certification Form, patients must present a valid Massachusetts ID, such as a Massachusetts Photo ID or Massachusetts driver’s license, along with the physician visit fee. Please note that insurance companies do not cover medical marijuana consultations or the state’s medical marijuana application fee.
Step 4: Application for Medical Marijuana Identification Card
As this time the requirements to receive your official Medical Marijuana Identification Card has not been completed by the State. We will update this requirement as soon as possible.
- Signed and dated State Medical Marijuana Application Form
- Physician’s Certification
- Caregiver Attestation (if applicable)
- Photo ID