What is the full process to obtain a medical marijuana card?
Once you have the certification from a qualified health care provider and gathered the necessary documentation, you may register through the online patient registration process. The MMJ Online System is housed with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Virtual Gateway (VG). You will first register with the VG and then with the MMJ Online System.
In order to register, follow these steps:
Step 1: Scan and save on to your computer:
- The valid form of identification and proof of Massachusetts residence; and
- The photograph of yourself
Step 2: Register with the Virtual Gateway at: https://gateway.hhs.state.ma.us/authn/selfReg.do
When registering, select “Medical Use of Marijuana System” in the Service Name drop down Menu.
Step 3: You will then receive an email from the VG telling you that your account request has been processed. This email will contain a link that you will click on in order to finish the VG registration process.
Step 4: After registering with the VG, you will be taken to a screen that contains your username . Your VG account is now creaWith certification from a qualified health care provider and the necessary documentation, you may register through the online patient registration process.ted. Click “Log in to the Virtual Gateway.” Log in using your username and password.
Step 5: On the next screen, click on “Medical Use of Marijuana System.” This will log you into the MMJ Online System. Click on “Register as Patient” to begin registration in the MMJ Online System.
Once your registration is reviewed by the medical Use of Marijuana Program, you will be notified by email regarding the status of your registration. Registrations are reviewed in the order they are received. If approved, you will be able to print your paper Program ID Card and will receive your plastic ID Card at a later date.