Become a medical cannabis patient in Massachusetts

To obtain a medical cannabis card in Massachusetts, follow these steps:


Step 1

Obtain a recommendation from a qualifying licensed physician. If you are having difficulty locating a physician, you can search the internet for “MA Medical Marijuana Doctors” to find a qualified licensed physician.

The following offices are offering telemedicine appointments for new and renewing patients: MedWell Health, Alternative Wellness Centers, CannaCare Docs, CED Clinic, and The Holistic Center.

Step 2

Next, register with the Cannabis Control Commission. You will need the following: PIN number provided by your certifying physician, valid photo ID, proof of residency, and current photograph of yourself.

Step 3

When you complete the registration process, you will be prompted to “print your temporary access ID.” This temporary access ID will allow you to visit Central Ave same day and purchase up to a 14-day supply of cannabis (up to 2.5 ounces).


The benefits of becoming a Central Ave dispensary patient


$100 Patient Refund Card

Central Ave Compassionate Care offers new patients a $200 Patient Refund Card which helps to offset the cost of becoming a patient.

No Tax

There is no tax on medical marijuana purchases. That’s a savings of 20% on every purchase. If you purchase an eighth of flower on average each week, you could save over $500 a year by becoming a patient.

Longer Supply

Registered patients may purchase up to a 60-day supply (up to 10 ounces).

Increased Dosage

Registered patients have access to edibles with higher dosage.