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Resources for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs)

Forms and information for corporations that have received a certificate of registration to operate an RMD in Massachusetts.

Documents to apply for Architectural Review, Change the Location or Change of Name of an RMD, renew your annual RMD registration, and learn about policy on the sale of accessories at RMDs.

 

Architectural Review

The Architectural Review takes place during the Inspections Phase, after an RMD has received a Provisional Certificate of Registration (PCR) from the Department of Public Health.

Apply to change the location of an RMD

The following forms are to be completed by a corporation that has a Provisional or Final Certificate of Registration from the Department of Public Health to operate an RMD in Massachusetts and wishes to change the location of its RMD dispensary, cultivation, or processing site.

Apply to change the name of an RMD

The following forms are to be completed by a corporation that has a Provisional or Final Certificate of Registration from the Department of Public Health to operate an RMD in Massachusetts and wishes to change the name of its RMD.

RMD annual registration renewal forms

The RMD certificate of registration expires one year after the date of issuance and must be renewed on an annual basis.

An RMD must submit a completed renewal application and fee to the Department no later than 60 calendar days prior to the expiration date.
  
RMDs should also update all information that is submitted on its initial application for a certificate of registration as needed to ensure accuracy.
  
All signatures within the application forms must be wet signatures. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
  
After the applicant submits its registration renewal application materials and registration fee, the Department will conduct a renewal review.

Policy on the sale of accessories at RMDs

Please use this Circular Letter for more information about the Department of Public Health's Policy on the sale of accessories to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers at Registered Marijuana Dispensaries.

Guidance Documents

The Policy on Contamination Notification Requirement outlines the requirements for RMDs to have policies in place to respond to and report laboratory results indicating the contaminant levels in a tested product exceed the acceptable limits outlined in the Protocol for Sampling and Analysis of Finished Medical Marijuana Products and Marijuana-Infused Products and cannot be remediated.

The Policy on Acquisition of Cuttings or Genetic Plant Material outlines the guidelines for organizations that have received at least a Provisional Certificate of Registration (PCR) to obtain cuttings or genetic plan materials.

The purpose of the Transportation Guidance is to ensure that transportation of marijuana and/or MIPs is done in a manner that minimizes the risk of diversion and other types of loss, as well as to ensure safety for patients, the public and Dispensary Agents.

Throughout the application process, and after receiving a Provisional or Final Certificate of Registration, applicants and registrants will be responsible for remaining in compliance with guidance for RMDs regarding non-profit compliance if applying as and operating as a non-profit, and guidance for RMDs regarding background checks.

In order for an RMD with a Provisional or Final Certificate of Registration or an applicant with an application pending before the Department to convert from a non-profit corporation to a domestic business corporation, they must follow the procedure outlined in the RMD corporate conversion guidance.

Further details about the RMD application process can be found on the apply for a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD) Certificate of Registration page.

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