A number of prerequisites are required for a person to obtain a medical marijuana card under Massachusetts state law. Currently, there are some conditions which fall under the act for the humanitarian use of medical marijuana. These are some of the top conditions that can be treated with cannabis currently:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Hepatitis C
- Conditions which qualify in severe cases:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic pain
- Chronic insomnia and more
Some major health benefits can come with the use of medical marijuana especially when treating some of these conditions. In most cases, medical marijuana is preferred with the treatment of these conditions as it can obtain far less negative side effects than the chemical or pharmaceutical alternatives.
What documents are required for you to register?
It's important to first talk to a doctor or a consultant to find out if you could qualify for the use of medical marijuana. After confirming that you could potentially get your prescription, begin gathering your documents and see a licensed physician to talk about your registration.
Some of the main documents you will need include:
Your photo ID
A current photo for the card: The photo has similar requirements to a passport photo. Only religious headwear is acceptable, no smiling is allowed, you need to be standing in front of a plain white background, the photo should show only your head and shoulders, was taken in the last six months, and it's in color.
A PIN/Password: you should receive a PIN via your e-mail from the medical use of marijuana program when a physician officially certifies you. This will be needed to confirm your certification.
In general, you will need a computer that has a scanner so that you can scan in all of these appropriate documents. You could also consider taking pictures of these documents with your phone. Make sure that your photo ID is up to date before submitting, and the program will not take expired licenses or military IDs.
If you would rather register via paper registration, you can also download the paper registration from the Internet and mail off your printed copies of identification with your photo.
If you need help obtaining your Massachusetts medical marijuana card, contact our representatives today.