Last Thursday, the state Department of Health (DOH) launched the medical marijuana program.

In order to obtain medical marijuana, a patient must receive a DOH Medical Marijuana Program certification from a registered physician. The patient must then access DOH’s online Patient Registration System to apply for a registry identification card. Additional information regarding registration can be found here.

To apply for a registry card, certified patients will need a valid DOH Medical Marijuana Program certification form issued and signed by a registered practitioner; photo identification; documentation of temporary or permanent state residency; and (if applicable) designated caregiver information. Patients with valid registry identification cards are then eligible to purchase medical marijuana from one of the dispensing locations across the state.