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We have a small number of patients aged 18-20 who are usually accompanied by a parent when they first come to see us. It has made their certification easier. As registered patients, they are old enough to access marijuana through the state-licensed dispensaries and to be in possession of it, but they are too young to purchase or use marijuana under any other circumstances. While we recognize the independence of some under-21’s, their “in-between” legal status results in a more cautious approach to their certification. We are not certifying patients under the age of 18.

New Hampshire & Rhode Island: We can certify residents of Rhode Island for medical marijuana use in their own state. We can also certify residents of New Hampshire for marijuana use in their state. Paperwork for the two states is available on the Internet. Conditions which qualify for cannabis use in Rhode Island and New Hampshire differ from each other and from qualifying conditions in Massachusetts. We recommend that you call our office to discuss plans before you come in.
Certified patients are allowed to register themselves with the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. If desired, we offer a Registration Assistance Service for a fee of $40. You will need a photo ID to register for the program. We will need you to have a valid email address with the password if we register you.

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Yes, but the list continues to change. You should confirm which states will honor your card prior to travel. Currently, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maine will accept Massachusetts cards. Marijuana is sold legally to any adult in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
Our fee for first-time certification is $220. Our fee for recertification (for patients we have previously seen) is $170. Registration is designed for patients to do themselves, online. If you want, we can assist with your registration for a fee of $20.
Your connection to the medical use of marijuana program requires an active certification, an active registration and an active medical marijuana card. If one of them expires–or if all three have expired–it is relatively simple to renew them. Renewing your certification requires a visit to our office to confirm that you still have a qualifying condition. Certification becomes ACTIVE at the time of your visit. Renewing your registration can be done simply by logging into your Virtual Gateway Account, choose “renew registration”, then follow the prompts. It may take up to a week to become ACTIVE and allow you to print a temporary card. A new card will be delivered in the mail. If you come to us with your login and password to your Virtual Gateway Account, we will assist you with re-registration at no charge.
Maine: Patients with an active Massachusetts certification and registration may purchase medial marijuana from Maine dispensaries while visiting Maine. Maine no longer requires extra paperwork, just show your Massachusetts medical card and photo ID. Some Maine dispensaries may require appointments, we recommend you check in with the Maine dispensary prior to visiting for the first time.

The regulations governing medical marijuana in Massachusetts describe a qualifying condition as one that interferes with activities of daily living (work, family, social, sleep). Certifying providers must also balance risk and benefit to ensure the most favorable patient outcome. Qualifying Diagnoses

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MMJ Medical Practice in Salem Massachusetts is a physician-owned practice dedicated to the certification needs of those who qualify for the medical use of marijuana. Their guiding principle is to provide medical services with the same professionalism, compassion and clinical expertise that you would expect in a more traditional setting. Where they differ from the traditional medical setting is in their firm belief that cannabis is an effective alternative therapy for a large variety of medical disorders.

The physician and nurse practitioners are fully-authorized providers in the Massachusetts’ Medical Use of Marijuana Program. They have a combined total of 60 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and family medicine, giving them a broadly based clinical knowledge to better evaluate the many different disorders that patients present with. Their support staff are considerate, caring and highly competent. Every effort is made to ensure compliance with all state regulations, protect the privacy of patients and make your encounter as pleasant as possible.
Service Location: The office is in the historic downtown of Salem, half a block from the commuter rail station. More than 1 million visitors come to Salem each year making it the second most popular tourist destination in Massachusetts. The office is a short walk from the world-renowned Peabody Essex Museum and such popular attractions as The Witch Museum, The House of Seven Gables, Witch House and numerous specialty shops and eateries.

MMJ Medical Practice is a Salem Medical Cannabis Practice
Most patients of MMJ Medical Practice are from Salem and the neighboring towns of Lynn, Swampscott, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers and Hamilton. A significant number come from towns farther away such as Gloucester, Newburyport, Lawrence, Haverhill, Woburn, Wakefield and Winthrop.
MMJ Medical Practice in Salem Massachusetts is a physician-owned practice dedicated to the certification needs of those who qualify for the medical use of marijuana. Their guiding principle is to provide medical services with the same professionalism, compassion and clinical expertise that you would expect in a more traditional setting. Where they differ from the traditional medical setting is in their firm belief that cannabis is an effective alternative therapy for a large variety of medical disorders.
MMJ Medical Practice is a Salem Medical Cannabis Practice
The physician and nurse practitioners are fully-authorized providers in the Massachusetts’ Medical Use of Marijuana Program. They have a combined total of 60 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and family medicine, giving them a broadly based clinical knowledge to better evaluate the many different disorders that patients present with. Their support staff are considerate, caring and highly competent. Every effort is made to ensure compliance with all state regulations, protect the privacy of patients and make your encounter as pleasant as possible.

Most patients of MMJ Medical Practice are from Salem and the neighboring towns of Lynn, Swampscott, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers and Hamilton. A significant number come from towns farther away such as Gloucester, Newburyport, Lawrence, Haverhill, Woburn, Wakefield and Winthrop.

MMJ Medical Practice is a Salem medical marijuana doctor service in Massachusetts. See their reviews, deals, and disclaimer.

We have a small number of patients aged 18-20 who are usually accompanied by a parent when they first come to see us. It has made their certification

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

UPDATED OCTOBER 2020

The coronavirus pandemic [COVID-19] poses significant risks for everyone. The risks are even greater for our patients over 60 years old and those being treated with immunosuppressants. With the approval of the Cannabis Control Commission, we have adopted telehealth procedures that reduce risks for both patients and staff. It has been an unexpected pleasure to hear how pleased patients are with the ease of use and convenience of our new system

OUR TELEHEALTH POLICIES

  • NO IN-PERSON PATIENT VISITS. Our building is closed to visitors and clients, but we continue to serve our patients with a telehealth system that allows patients to be evaluated from home.
  • ALL CERTIFICATIONS ARE VIRTUAL. New patients seeking a medical card for the first time and existing patients needing a renewal of their certification are evaluated using a secure video or telephone connection. The session takes 30-40 minutes from wherever you wish to take the call.
  • REGISTRATION HELP AT NO COST. We continue to provide assistance with the online state registration process. The state has dropped its $50 fee and we have dropped ours.
  • APPOINTMENTS ARE A MUST. You must make an appointment for the certification assessment. Call our office during business hours to chose a time that is convenient for you.

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No in-person visits

We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving week: Tuesday through Saturday November 24 through 28

Our regular hours are:

Tues, Wed & Thur (12-6 pm)

& Sat (12-4 pm)

CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT DURING BUSINESS HOURS

(978) 594-0816

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YOUR MEDICAL CARD ALLOWS YOU TO:

  • PREFERRED PARKING, SKIP THE LINE, SAVE TIME
  • Recreational users wait in lines for 1-2 hours, sometimes longer!
  • SAVE MONEY, NO TAXES
  • Patients do not pay the 20% sales tax, this translates into a significant savings for most patients, especially those who use their medicine every day.
  • HAVE BETTER SELECTION OF PRODUCTS, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS
  • Many products are reserved for medical patients only
  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL PATIENT DISCOUNTS
  • Some dispensaries offer fabulous cost-savings programs, vouchers, and discounts up to $200 simply for recertifying!
  • VALIDATE YOUR USE OF MARIJUANA TO TREAT YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION
  • Sometimes requested by employers
  • GIVES YOU ACCESS TO MARIJUANA SALES IN OTHER STATES
  • Maine has recently allowed Massachusetts medical card holders access to their dispensaries.

Massachusetts has eliminated the annual registration fee for all patients in the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. You save $50/year

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I need certification and registration?

Certification is what our medical practitioner does. It is an online process that confirms you have a qualifying condition to get a medical card. Registration is what you do. It is an online process that tells the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) who you are. Both certification and registration need to be renewed each year. The renewal dates will differ (from a few days to several months). Your medical marijuana card has the same expiration date as your registration. To check your certification expiration date log in to patient.massciportal.com or ask the staff at the dispensary when they scan your card.

NOTE: The CCC will send you email reminders 60 days before your certification expires and 60 days before your registration expires. Sixty days in advance is a good time to renew registration (as the expiration date stays the same). However, 60 days in advance is too soon to renew certification (as it resets the expiration date). Plan to recertify within a week or two of your expiration date.

What happens if my medical card expires?

Your connection to the medical use of marijuana program requires an active certification, an active registration and an active medical marijuana card. If one of them expires–or if all three have expired–it is relatively simple to renew them. Renewing your certification requires a telehealth visit with us to confirm that you still a qualifying condition. Certification becomes ACTIVE at the time of your visit. Renewing your registration can be done simply by logging into your account at patient.massciportal.com , choose “renew registration”, then follow the prompts. A one-month temporary will be given and your new card will be mailed to you, arriving in 2-4 weeks. Call us during business hours for registration assistance.

How much does it cost?

Our fee for first-time certification is $220. Our fee for recertification (for patients we have previously seen) is $170. Registration is designed for patients to do themselves, online. If you need help with registration, call us during business hours. We don’t charge for registration assistance.

Does health insurance cover any medical marijuana costs?

No. Health insurance currently does not cover the cost of certification or the cost of your medication.

What conditions qualify for medical use of marijuana?

The regulations governing medical marijuana in Massachusetts describe a qualifying condition as one that interferes with activities of daily living (work, family, social, sleep). Certifying providers must also balance risk and benefit to ensure the most favorable patient outcome. For a list of conditions that we have used to certify patients go to: Qualifying Diagnoses

What do I need to provide?

Detailed medical records are not needed. A note from your physician supporting your certification is always welcome. A list of medications and a list of diagnoses are helpful, particularly if you have a complicated medical history. We also need a copy of your driver’s license or other photo ID. These can be sent to us at the time of your telehealth visit by emailing to: [email protected] or by faxing to 978-594-5878.

How do I arrange for a caregiver?

If you are registered as a medical marijuana patient, you can choose someone to be your caregiver. A caregiver can go with you when you visit a dispensary. A caregiver can also go to a dispensary on their own to get medication for you. Caregivers must be registered online with the Cannabis Control Commission. You need to log in to your patient.massciportal.com account and choose the option to assign someone as your caregiver. A Massachusetts driver’s license or other appropriate identification of your caregiver will be needed. There is no charge. A two-week temporary caregiver registration is usually provided. The “Caregiver” card is mailed, and arrives in 2-4 weeks.

Do you certify patients under 21 years old?

We have a small number of patients aged 18-20 who are usually accompanied by a parent when they first come to see us. It has made their certification easier. As registered patients, they are old enough to access marijuana through the state-licensed dispensaries and to be in possession of it, but they are too young to purchase or use marijuana under any other circumstances. While we recognize the independence of some under-21’s, their “in-between” legal status results in a more cautious approach to their certification. We are not certifying patients under the age of 18.

Is the Massachusetts Card accepted in other states?

Yes, but the list continues to change. You should confirm which states will honor your card prior to travel. Currently, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maine will accept Massachusetts cards. Marijuana is sold legally to any adult in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.

Can I take medical marijuana with me when I travel?

We strongly advise against taking marijuana across (or close to) any USA border (interstate or international). All borders are under federal jurisdiction and marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law. Even crossing a border between two states in which marijuana is legal can result in federal prosecution. The same caution holds for security areas for air and sea travel, which are generally under federal jurisdiction as well.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 The coronavirus pandemic [COVID-19] poses significant risks for everyone. The risks are even greater for our patients over 60 years old and