Massachusetts Medical Marijuana
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- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- HIV or AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician
In order to issue a certification to a qualifying patient, a physician must register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program via the MMJ Online System. Medical providers can authorize patients for medical marijuana are required to have a bona fide provider-patient relationship with the patient.
What is a certification?
A certification is an electronic document completed and signed by the certifying physician in the MMJ Online System, which states that in the physician’s professional opinion, the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the qualifying patient.
Who is eligible to become a qualifying patient?
Massachusetts residents at least 18 years of age:A Massachusetts resident 18 years of age or older who has been diagnosed by a certifying physician as having a debilitating medical condition may become a qualifying patient.