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Register as a personal caregiver with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program

A personal caregiver assists with a registered patient's medical use of marijuana. To become a personal caregiver, you must first register with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program.
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Your plastic Program ID card will be mailed in 1-2 weeks after your application is approved.

Medical Use of Marijuana Program

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What you need

Before registering as a personal caregiver, you will need:
  • The PIN given to you by the registered qualifying patient
  • Current, acceptable form of identification (ID)
  • Current, accepted photograph of yourself
    • If registering online, you may be able to use your MA RMV photo during the Upload Photo step.

For detailed instructions on how to register, review the caregiver registration step-by-step instructions.

See the clarification of caregivers and approved dispensaries for more information about your role as a personal caregiver.

How to register

Online registration through the Medical Use of Marijuana (MMJ) Online System is the fastest way enroll.

  • The first time you register online, you will need to register with Virtual Gateway (VG)
  • One you log in to VG, you can register with the MMJ Online System. Enter your username and password and select Medical Use of Marijuana System.
    • This is also where you will be able to update your information

View caregiver registration step-by-step instructions.

Paper registration is available for those who are unable to register online. This is a more lengthy process. Please call the Program at (617) 660-5370 to request a paper registration form.

View caregiver registration step-by-step instructions.

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