Become A Medical Marijuana Patient
Step One: Schedule Your Telemedicine Appointment
First, you must contact a doctor who is registered with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in MA and schedule a telemedicine appointment. This means that a doctor can certify you for your medical marijuana card over the phone if you have a qualifying medical condition. You can schedule this appointment by calling a registered doctor or visiting their website, it is often faster and easier to schedule an appointment online by visiting their website. Due to an influx of people trying to get their medical cards, your appointment may have to be scheduled 1-3 days in advance. It is important to CALL NOW to schedule your appointment, so you can get your card as soon as possible. A qualifying medical condition according to the state of Massachusetts means anything from anxiety, insomnia, migraines, nausea, and many more to cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS), when such diseases are debilitating, and other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a Qualifying Patient's healthcare provider. As long as your condition is approved by your qualifying doctor, you are able to get your medical card.
Step Two: Register with the State
After your telemedicine appointment, you’ll be certified over the phone and have your state registration approved instantly via the Initial Access Program. If approved, you will receive your Initial Access Certification card from your certifying doctor, which acts as a temporary card for 14 days with a 2.5oz limit. This will give you access to beWell Merrimac that same day! You will also receive an email from the MA Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) with instructions on how to register for the Medical Use of Marijuana Program through the MASS CIP Portal, you must complete this registration to receive your official medical card. This email will have a special personalized PIN, which is required to register.
Enter your personal PIN code and upload all necessary documentation (government-issued ID – license, state ID, or passport) to your account through the MASS CIP Portal. Fill in all required fields and be sure to review it for accuracy before submitting your application. After registering, print your temporary paper program ID card, which you can use to access beWell Merrimac. You will receive your official card in the mail once it is ready. When you receive your certification, it is important to take note of the expiration date, most cards expire 1 year after the date of approval, but some may expire earlier.
Step Three: Order Online and Visit Our Dispensary
Place your order online through our online shop, wait for a text confirmation telling you your order is ready to be picked up, bring your medical card with you, and pick up your order at beWell Merrimac the same day you get your card. You will be eligible for our New Medical Patient / Renewal Reimbursement Promotion (up to $200 of in-store credit). Patients who have received their medical card or renewed it in the last 30 days will receive up to $200 of in-store credit that can be used to purchase cannabis products only. Patients will be credited $50 during one visit over each of the next four months when they make a purchase of $100 or more. Please bring documentation to prove that you got your medical card or renewed it within the last 30 days. At beWell, the safety of our patients and team members is our #1 priority, click here to see updates regarding COVID-19 and beWell. We hope you decide to become a medical patient, click here to learn about the advantages of being a medical patient that you would miss out on if you were an adult-use consumer. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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