Medical Marijuana Card (MMID)

Last updated: November 19, 2021

What Does Medical Marijuana Card (MMID) Mean?

Also called an MMID or cannabis card, a medical marijuana card is simply a card that identifies you as a patient who has been legally prescribed marijuana for a medical reason. It is used at dispensaries in the United States to prove that you are purchasing marijuana legally.

Most of the time, a medical marijuana card is valid for 12 months. After that, you will need to renew it. Usually, this will require another assessment by your doctor, and you will then need to pay the card fee again.

The rules governing use of the medical marijuana card vary according to each state, with only slight differences. They are also rarely honored outside of the United States.


Maximum Yield Explains Medical Marijuana Card (MMID)

States that have legalized medical marijuana need a way to ensure that those purchasing marijuana, supplies and other items from marijuana dispensaries are legally entitled to do so. The medical marijuana card, sometimes called an MMID or cannabis card, serves this purpose.

In most states where the use of medical marijuana has been legalized, you will need a doctor’s prescription (or a signed recommendation in some instances), and you will also need to pay a fee for the card. Once granted, the card will allow you to purchase medical marijuana, extracts, supplies, and other items needed. In some states, an MMID will also allow you to grow marijuana at home for medical use, although this is not true for all states.

Note that each of the 22 states in the US that now allow the use of medical marijuana has unique requirements for obtaining a medical marijuana card. You will need to consult the laws of your state to determine what must be done in order to qualify, or speak with your physician and follow his or her advice.

Proof of residence, proof of eligible condition, and possession of a doctor’s prescription/recommendation are some of the most common requirements.


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