Medical marijuana patients in Massachusetts must compulsorily register with the state Department of Public Health.
This is after the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System was launched to record the details of patients who possess or use marijuana for medical purposes. All patients are required to register before the end of this year. Patients who are unable to finish the online registration process or those with no internet access can use the paper application that can be obtained from the DPH.
DPH requires patients to register on the MMJ Online System before January 1, 2015 so as to be allowed to access medical marijuana, regardless of whether a physician written recommendation is available. The paper-written certificates will be phased out in February 1st, 2015, reported the Daily Chronic.
Patients who intend to enroll for the medical marijuana program are required to see a qualified health care specialist in order to start the registration process. The doctors will then avail a certification as well as registration number via the portal of their online system.
You cannot register in the MMJ Online System if you don’t have a registration number.
Besides the registration number issued by the doctor, a patient must produce a scanned copy of the state drivers license or a U.S. passport plus proof of Massachusetts residency. Patients must also attach personal digital photographs and a registration fee of $50.
Once the application is approved, a patient will receive an email listing how to print out a temporary medical marijuana identification card. The DPH will later mail the plastic ID cards. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.
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