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The medical marijuana application process in Massachusetts is simple if you know what to do. But knowing can be the hardest part if you aren’t accustomed to legal and medical lingo. Fortunately, we can lead you through the Massachusetts MMJ experience and help you find relief in Worcester.
Massachusetts law approves MMJ for patients with conditions that severely reduce their ability to do basic living tasks. These disorders involve symptoms such as weakness, cachexia and persistent pain. The law specifically mentions cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, ALS and glaucoma as eligible conditions.
Not just any doctor can help you get medical marijuana — you have to work with a doctor with a certification from the state to provide MMJ services. When you find one, you can schedule an assessment with them where they’ll look at your symptoms and see if you qualify. If you pass, your information will be sent to the Department of Public Health to use to sign up for the MMJ program.
After receiving a certification from your doctor, the DPH will let you sign up for their MMJ program. You can use the PIN they email you to enter your info online or call (617) 660-5370 to kick off the paper registration process.
As a part of your application, you need to provide:
If you don’t already know of a marijuana doctor in the Worcester area, it can be tricky to find one. You can use our online directory to see what doctors we have listed in your town, but keep in mind that we only list doctors who have joined our website voluntarily.
Know a doctor who wants to become a marijuana doctor in Massachusetts? Direct them to the DPH’s page for physicians.