Effective February 1, 2015, paper certifications from physicians are no longer sufficient for compliance with registration requirements under DPH Marijuana Regulations. All patients, including those currently holding a paper certification, must obtain an electronic certification from their physician and be registered with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program to possess marijuana for medical use.
You must make an appointment with your qualified healthcare provider in order to begin the registration process. Your provider will evaluate you to determine if you are qualified for the medical use of marijuana. If you are qualified, your provider will issue you a certification through the MMJ Online System.
Once your healthcare provider has issued you a certification, your provider will give you instructions on how to register through the MMJ Online System and a PIN. This PIN is required for you to register in the MMJ Online System.
Once your registration application is reviewed by the Program, you will be notified by email regarding the status of your registration. Registration applications are reviewed in the order they are received. If approved for registration, you will be able to print a temporary paper Program ID Card and will receive your plastic Program ID Card in the mail in 1 – 2 weeks. The temporary paper Program ID Cards expire four weeks from the date that your registration is approved by the Program, at which time you should have received a plastic Program ID Card. If you do not receive your plastic Program ID Card within three weeks, call the Program at 617-660-5370.
If you are unable to register online, a more lengthy paper registration process is available. Please call 617-660-5370 to request a paper registration form. As a patient, you can gain access to your online account at any time by self-registering with the Program’s Virtual Gateway
For more info visit the Massachusetts DPH's Guide for Patients and Caregivers