Maryland Marijuana Frequently Asked Questions


Maryland Marijuana FAQ


  • Is medical marijuana legal in Maryland?

    Yes! Marijuana is legal in the Free State for both patients and caregivers once registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission — or MMCC.

  • Is marijuana recreationally legal in Maryland?

    No, recreational cannabis is still illegal according to Maryland marijuana laws.

  • What are the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Maryland?

    The qualifying conditions for a medical card in Maryland are as follows:

  • How long does it take to get a medical card?

    Getting your medical card in Maryland can take a few weeks. The MMCC has to first approve and review your application, and this can take 30 days or more, depending on the number of applications. Once you’re approved, you must obtain a valid, written certification from a registered provider and print out your temporary MMCC patient ID card. After doing all of this, you’ll get your permanent card and can purchase MMJ.

  • Can I go to a dispensary without a card?

    No, you cannot go to a Maryland dispensary without a card. You’ll need to have your temporary or permanent MMCC patient ID card to get into the dispensary and make purchases.

  • Can you fly with medical marijuana?

    No. Regardless of state law, marijuana is still illegal federally, and post-security areas in airports are technically ruled by federal agencies. In general, Maryland marijuana laws strictly outline that you cannot travel to any other states, countries, or jurisdictions with your MMJ.

  • Which states does Maryland have a reciprocal agreement with?

    Unfortunately, Maryland doesn’t offer reciprocity. This means that those with medical cards from out of state cannot go into a Maryland dispensary to purchase cannabis products. You must be registered with the MMCC in order to make these purchases.

  • How often can you go to a dispensary?

    There technically isn’t a limit to how often you go to a dispensary — there’s a limit to how much you can buy from them. In Maryland, the purchasable limit of MMJ is 120 grams (or four ounces) of usable cannabis, or 36 grams total THC in a 30-day period.

  • Can I grow medical marijuana in Maryland?

    No. Growing marijuana is illegal in Maryland for patients and caregivers. At-home cultivation laws may change in the future, but currently, only licensed growers have the legal authority for growing marijuana.

  • How much weed can you legally carry in Maryland?

    You can possess up to four ounces (120 grams of cannabis) or 36 grams total THC within a 30-day period. However, this must be kept at home, in your private residence. You can carry up to ten grams with you when moving throughout the state, keeping your 30-day supply in your home.

  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in Maryland?

    Getting a medical marijuana card in Maryland is easy with Elevate Holistics. First, though, you need to register as a patient with the MMCC through their registry portal. From here, you can complete your registration online by providing proof of Maryland residency, a government-approved ID, the last four digits of your SSN, and a passport-quality style photo.

    After this, you’ll submit your application online and wait for a verification email. In this email, you’ll have an important link to use to submit your application.

    Once you’ve done all this, it’s time to book an appointment with one of our MMJ-certified physicians. Here, they will determine whether or not your medical conditions qualify with the state’s laws. If they do, then you will get a written certification that you must submit to the MMCC. Finally, they’ll approve your certification and send you your temporary MMCC card in the mail. Just a few weeks after that, you’ll get your permanent card in the mail.

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