Any physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, dentist, nurse practitioner, or nurse-midwife, with an active, unrestricted license in good standing with the respective Maryland State Board, and actively registered to prescribe controlled substances in Maryland, are eligible to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
In order to be able to issue written certifications for medical cannabis to patients for treatment of a qualifying medical condition, you must register as a “Certifying Provider” with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
Qualifying medical conditions include:
- Wasting syndrome
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chronic pain
Accredited Education Resources for Providers
Certifying providers and other medical professionals interested in learning more about the clinical uses of cannabis may now enroll in an online medical education curriculum developed by TMCIGlobal. The course was designed based on the laws and regulations governing the Maryland medical cannabis program. The two-hour online Maryland course presents the basics of the endocannabinoid system and the pharmacology of cannabis, qualifying conditions and administration methods approved in the state of Maryland, medical cannabis contraindications, and identified adverse effects of cannabis use. It is divided into five lessons, each with knowledge check questions that users can complete at their own pace. The course can be started and stopped as desired, and materials may be revisited as often as needed for the duration of the course access period.
Data, Statistics and Resources
The MMCC systematically collects, analyzes, reports information about the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program to encourage collaboration among community partners and support health improvement intervention and policy.