How to get medical marijuana in Maryland

How to get medical marijuana in Maryland

To get medical marijuana in Maryland, you will need a certified physician to recommend medical marijuana for treatment of certain medical conditions.

The Maryland Medical Marijuana rules have yet to be approved.  Once the regulations are approved the Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission will issue certificates for physicians to recommend medical marijuana in Maryland.

What medical conditions are covered?

The Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission has proposed the following medical conditions to treat and relieve symptoms of these conditions.

PTSD and Glaucoma

A patient with the following diseases and conditions:
(a) Glaucoma, if  the certifying physician is a board certified ophthalmologist  or
(b) Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), if the certifying physician is a board certified psychiatrist.

Certain conditions and symptoms

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or are receiving treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
(a) Cachexia
(b) Anorexia
(c) Wasting syndrome
(d) Severe pain
(e) Severe nausea
(f) Seizures or
(g) Severe persistent muscle spasms.

Hospice and Palliative Care

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in the patient being admitted into hospice
or receiving palliative care.

Other Conditions

A certified physician may treat a patient who has a condition this is:
(1) Severe
(2) For which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and
(3) If the symptoms reasonably can be expected to be relieved by the medical use of marijuana.
How to get medical marijuana in Maryland is an ongoing issue but we should have final regulations soon.
These regulations are still in the proposal stage so they are not yet final.  This is an update on the proposal process and is for informational purposes.  You should seek legal advice from a licensed attorney for more information.

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