If you have chronic pain, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, cancer, insomnia, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or any other condition that could be determined by a certifying healthcare provider to be debilitating you are likely eligible to get your medical marijuana card and participate in the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. Below you can find the steps to become a patient as well as a list of clinician groups that are qualified to issue medical cannabis certifications in Massachusetts.

How do I find a healthcare provider who is certified to recommend medical cannabis? 

Massachusetts residents can receive a certification for the medical use of marijuana from any Massachusetts Certifying Healthcare Provider that is registered to issue medical cannabis certifications. There are currently over 300 healthcare providers in Massachusetts that can certify qualifying patients for the medical use of cannabis. Below, you will find a list of some of the providers and how to contact them.

If you believe that you would benefit from using marijuana for medical purposes, make an appointment to see one of the healthcare providers for a visit. The healthcare provider will determine your suitability for the potential benefits of medical cannabis. If you qualify, the healthcare provider will issue your certification and send the information electronically to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). Once submitted by the healthcare provider, a 14-day temporary registration is generated instantly for the newly certified patient, which will provide access to procure up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana at Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTCs).

Patients must still complete the online registration process with MassCIP in order to receive their physical Medical Program ID card and possess a 60-day supply. After healthcare provider certification, the patient will receive an e-mail from the CCC’s Registration Portal <> with a PIN number and the steps necessary to complete the registration process through the online portal.

The patient registration is also available in paper form for those without access to internet or an inability to complete the online form. Paper registrations are listed on Commission’s website, find the form you need and print by clicking here. Please contact the Cannabis Control Commission’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program Support Line at (833) 869-6820 or email <> with further requests for paper registration forms. Paper forms may take more time for the Commission to process but can sometimes be easier to complete for some patients without scanners or access to computers.

What is the MassCIP and how do I register?

The Medical Use of Marijuana Online System exists within the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Portal (MassCIP). You must first create your MassCIP account or claim your existing account in order to register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program.

Registering for the First Time

  1. After receiving a healthcare provider certification you may register online by visiting the MassCIP to set up your Account:
  2. Choose the option “I am a newly certified patient and I would like to create an account and register in the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System for the first time”
  3. Read through the instructions and fill out the required information in the form including first name, last name, e-mail address, repeat your e-mail address, create a password, and enter your new password again to confirm. Once finished, click the box next to the sentence “I agree to the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System’s terms and conditions.”
  4. Click the box next to the sentence “I’m not a robot.” Complete the “Captcha” which verifies that you are human.
  5. Press “Create Account” to create your account. This will bring you to the “Verify Your Account” page which displays the username to log in, and the steps to verify your account.
  6. Check for an email from <> with the account verification link. You will have 30 minutes to click on the link. If you do not click that e-mail in time, you will have to have it re-sent.
  7. After verifying your account by clicking the verification link you will be brought back to the MassCIP log in page. Enter your username and password to log in.

Claiming Your Old Account From Virtual Gateway

If you received your medical marijuana card prior to January 2020 your registration was done through the Virtual Gateway Virtual Gateway was used by Department of Public Health from 2014-2019 to register patients, caregivers, and dispensary agents. In 2020, the Cannabis Control Commission migrated the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System from the Virtual Gateway to the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Portal (MassCIP). This means that you must claim your old account information before logging into the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System.

  1. Visit the MassCIP to claim your Account:
  2. Choose the option “I am an existing patient who used to have an account on the Massachusetts Virtual Gateway and I would like to claim my account so I can access the new Medical Use of Marijuana Online System”
  3. Read through the instructions and fill out the required information in the form including patient PIN or registration number, last name, date of birth, and last 4 numbers of social security number. Once finished, click the box next to the sentence “I agree to the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System’s terms and conditions.”
  4. Click the box next to the sentence “I’m not a robot.” Complete the “Captcha” which verifies that you are human.
  5. Press “Claim Account” to claim your account. This will bring you to the “Claim Account Email Sent” page which displays the email address where the link to reclaim the account has been sent.
  6. Check for an email from <> with a link to claim your account and create a new password.
  7. After clicking the link you will be prompted to create a new password for your account. Make a password and press “Create Password”
  8. You will be shown a notice that your account has been successfully claimed. Click the link to go to the log in page to access the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System. On the login page enter your username and password and click log in.

How do I successfully register my information with the medical marijuana program?

  1. Log In to the MassCIP with your username and password. Once you’ve logged in, click “Register as a Patient” button to continue.
  2. Enter your Identification Information: PIN or Registration Number. (This is the same Patient PIN that was generated when your certifying physician sent your certification to the Cannabis Control Commission. You can find your PIN in the e-mail from the Commission in Step 1), Last Name, Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY), Last 4 Digits of Social Security Number, and press proceed.
  3. Read Through the General Instructions and Press Proceed
  4. Complete Registration Information: Enter your mother’s maiden name, choose your gender, you must enter a phone number into the home phone section, and enter your e-mail.
  5. Residential Address: Enter your full residential address
  6. Mailing Address: Enter your full mailing address (Click box if your mailing address is same as your residential address)
  7. Read through and Agree to all Attestations. Click proceed.

How do I upload my valid form of identification? What does the Cannabis Control Commission accept as valid identification?

You must upload a color file of either your valid Massachusetts driver’s license, Massachusetts ID card (that has a picture of yourself on it); US Passport; or US Military ID as part of your registration. If you submit a driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card as your valid form of identification, the name and address in your application must match the name and address on your ID. If the address on the front of your license or ID card is no longer your current address you must write your current address on the back of your identification in permanent marker and upload both the front and back. If uploading a US military ID, please also scan and upload the front and back of the card.)

  1. Select which Valid Form of Identification you will be uploading
  2. Enter the Number on your Valid Form of Identification
  3. Enter the expiration date on your Valid Form of Identification
  4. Select the file of the your Valid Form of Identification to Upload. Once you’ve chosen the file, click the Upload button.

Once you’ve uploaded your Identification Image(s), you will see “My Uploaded Document” You will see the Date and Timestamp of your Uploaded Image. Under “Actions” you may delete your uploaded image. Once you have uploaded your file successfully you may proceed to the next page. If you submit a US Passport or US Military ID, you will be required to upload an additional photograph of yourself that will be placed on your Program ID card.

(Your uploaded file must be in PDF or JPG format and file size must be under 2MB. You may scan your images using a scanner or take pictures using a phone with a clear camera.)

How do I finalize my registration application and receive my Program ID card?

Submit a Document that Proves Your Residency: The last piece of documentation required is additional proof of your Massachusetts residency. Acceptable pieces of documentation include the following: Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, cable, or heating oil) that is less than 60 days old and must contain your name and address, current Massachusetts motor vehicle registration card with your current address, tuition bill with a due date of less than 6 months ago and addressed to your current address, car insurance policy or bill that is dated less than 60 days old, home mortgage, lease or loan contracts dated within 6 months of today with your name, address and signature, certified U.S. Marriage Certificate dated within the past 6 months, property tax or excise tax bill for the current year with your name and address, first-class mail dated less than 60 days old from any federal or state agency that displays your name and address, or a Current Massachusetts-issued Professional License with your address. Your name and address on the document that you submit must match your Valid Form of Identification.

Review and Submit Application: Check that all information you have submitted is correct before submission. Once you’re ready, submit your patient registration application to the Commission. If you chose to register with a Massachusetts Drivers License your application may be automatically approved if your information is considered valid. The Commission must manually review the applications of patients who use a US Passport or Military ID to register with the program. These applications in the order it was received. You will be notified via e-mail from MassCIP <> when your application was accepted or is not complete. If your application is not complete, your e-mail message will tell you what the issue is and how you can log back into MassCIP to fix the information for resubmission.

When the Commission approves your registration application you may log back in your MassCIP account and print your temporary program ID card by clicking the “Print Temporary Program ID card” link on the homepage. Your temporary program ID card acts as your card until your official card arrives in the mail.


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(781-767-0910) 175 N. Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Holbrook, MA 02343

New or Renewing Cannabis Certification : $150.00

US Veteran Cannabis Certification: $125.00

(617-420-7890) & (413-270-0451)

  1. 245 Russell Street, Unit 23, Hadley, MA 01035
  2. 146 West Boylston Drive, Suite 202, Worcester, MA 01606

Memorial Day Honoring Veterans with FREE Certifications: This Memorial Day Alternative Wellness Centers is honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans by offering FREE CERTIFICATIONS to ALL VETERANS who complete their telehealth evaluation between 5/19/23 and 5/31/23. Go online or call to schedule an appointment 617-420-7890 / 413-270-0451

(833-739-0607) 1082 Davol Street Suite 219, Fall River, MA 02720

(617-739-1122) 1223 Beacon St, Suite A Brookline, MA, 02446

(508-746-0754) 45 Resnik Road, Suite 202, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

Adult Medical Cannabis Certification: $200 per year

CED Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Initiative: $200 dollars for first year, then $100 dollars for next year.

Cannabis Industry Employee Certification: $100.00 per year

Cannabis Care Connect™: Patients in need of assistance can apply to Cannabis Care Connect™ to request a reduced cost ($50) medical cannabis certification referral from CED Clinic.

(617-500-3595) 855 Boylston Street, 9th Floor, Boston MA, 02116

Phone/Telemedicine Visits Only

New Medical Marijuana Certification: $100

Renewal for Current Medical Marijuana Patient: $50

(508-817-9300) 1 Kelley Square, Worcester, MA 01610

First Time Medical Patient Certification: $175

Renewing Medical Patient Certification: $150

New or Renewing Veteran Patient Certification: $125

New or Renewing Patient with Financial Hardship: $125

New or Renewing Industry Patient Certification: $125


1. 82 Hartwell Street, 2nd Floor, Fall River, MA 02720

2. 49 River Street, #4, Waltham, MA 02453

Locations in Burlington, Northampton, Danvers, Pittsfield, Seekonk, Stoughton, Worcester, and Yarmouth Port offer telemedicine only.

Adult Medical Cannabis Certification: $175

Veteran Certification: $150

Patients with Financial Hardship: $150

(866-624-1191) 475 Franklin Street Suite 205 Framingham, MA 01702

New patient Evaluation & Medical Cannabis Certification: $150

Medical Cannabis Renewal Certification: $125

New Veteran Medical Cannabis Certification: $125

Renewing Veteran Medical Cannabis Certification: $100

New Patient with Financial Hardship: $125

Renewing Patient with Financial Hardship: $100

Cannabis Care Connect™: Patients in need of assistance can apply to Cannabis Care Connect™ to request a reduced cost ($50) medical cannabis certification referral to Canna~Wise Medicine.

(774) 321-6057 27A Midstate Drive, Suite 218 Auburn, MA 01510

(508-295-2729) 194 Main St, Wareham, Massachusetts 02571, United States

New Patients Medical Cannabis Certification: $125

Returning Patient Renewal: $100



1. 106 Federal Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

2. 15 Benton Drive, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01028

First Time Certification: $175

Renewal Certification: $125

(413-342-4699) 1111 Elm St, Suite 30, West Springfield, MA 01089

Standard Certification Fee: $95

Discount Certification Fee: $50 for those who can show MassHealth, SNAP, SSI/SSDI, or veteran status.

Additional Discount: Colleagues in the cannabis industry, school teachers, and mental/behavioral health professions qualify for an additional 10% discount.

New Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $150

First Time Renewal: $125

Returning Patient Renewal: $100

(508-375-7976) 63B Anderson Ave, Middleborough, MA 02346

Annual Cannabis Therapeutics Fee: $100

(978-998-0010) 84 Highland Avenue, Suite 311, Salem, MA, 01970

Medical Cannabis Certification for Patients: $99

Pay What You Can: If you can’t afford the standard EO membership fee send an email to and they will reach out to negotiate a payment amount and approach that works for you.


New Medical Cannabis Certification: $130

Veteran Medical Cannabis Certification: $105

Medicare Patient Certification: $105

Renewal Medical Cannabis Certification: $80

Pay $75 for your certification: Use the MPAA partner link below or click here and fill out the information necessary to schedule an appointment for a $75 medical cannabis certification with Elevate Holistics.

Cannabis Care Connect™: Patients in need of assistance can apply to Cannabis Care Connect™ to request a no-cost ($0) medical cannabis certification referral to Elevate Holistics.


New Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $99

Renewal Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $79


10 Seaboard Lane, 2nd floor, Hyannis, MA 02601

New Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $150

Massachusetts Card Renewal Certification: $100


1. 221 Union Street, Rockland, MA, 02370

2. 63 Washington Street, Weymouth, MA, 02188

New Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $175

Patient Renewal Certification: $150

(978-806-7545) 3 Cherry Street, Suite 101, Unit E, Newburyport, MA 01950


Annual Fee for Ongoing Care and Medical Cannabis Certification: $399


(508-696-9946) 455 State Road (Woodland Center), Vineyard Haven, MA, 02575

(978-562-3536) 1 Cabot Road Suite 101 Hudson, MA 01749

Patient Certification for Medical Cannabis: $149

$15 OFF: Use the code MPAA15 to receive $15 off of the price of a certification with Leafwell.

Cannabis Care Connect™: Patients in need of assistance can apply to Cannabis Care Connect™ to request a reduced cost ($75 or $60) medical cannabis certification referral to Leafwell.


First-time medical cannabis certification: $220

Returning Patients for Renewal: $170

(978-594-0816) 60 Washington Street, 4th Floor, Salem Massachusetts 01970

(413-455-1081) 1985 Main Street #209, Springfield, MA 01103

(781-662-2243) 3 Woodland Road, Suite 322, Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180


1. 3 Baldwin Green Common, Suite 303, Woburn, MA 01801

2. 59 Coddington St #103, Quincy, MA 02169

New Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $175

Patient Renewal Certification: $150

Cannabis Care Connect™: Patients in need of assistance can apply to Cannabis Care Connect™ to request a no-cost ($0) or reduced-cost ($75) medical cannabis certification referral to MedWell.

(774-517-5195) & (866-566-9333)

1. 1200 West Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA 02301

2. 466 Merrimack Street, #201, Lowell, MA 01851

3. 416 Boston Post Road E, #8, Marlborough, MA 01752

4. 644 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

5. 449 Forestdale Road, Suite 1, #130, Sandwich, MA 02563

6. 55 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

7. 119 Alden Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719

(781-986-0507) 4 Frank Leary Way, Randolph, Massachusetts 02368

New & Renewing Medical Cannabis Patient Certification: $99


(781-551-8002) 13 East Hoyle Street Norwood, MA 02062

New Patient Medical Cannabis Certification: $149

Patient Renewal Certification: $115

(617-787-7400) & (617-510-8191)

1. 384 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135

2. 233 Needham St., Suite 300 Newton, MA 02464


New and Renewal Medical Cannabis Certification: $149


1. 25 North Main Street, Fall River MA 02720

2. 269 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

3. 360 West Boylston Street, Suite 210, West Boylston, MA 01583

4. 1272 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136

(617-401-7441) 43 High Street, Suite 320, North Andover, MA 01845

(508-444-2324) 777 Concord Ave, Suite 106, Cambridge, MA 02138

New & Renewal Medical Cannabis Certification: $199


(508-473-8800) 258 Main Street, Suite 208, Milford, Massachusetts 01757

(617-454-4186) 50 Lexington Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702



The number of patients with a medical marijuana card in Massachusetts has risen more than 60% since adult-use sales started in November of 2018.