• Commonly Asked MMJ Certification Questions
    Over the years Medwell Health has answered many questions regarding MMJ Licensing / Certification. We have compiled this list to help our patients better understand the MMJ Certification process and supporting laws.
  • What is a Qualifying Condition?

    There are many conditions where Medical Marijuana Therapy can help ease your pain. Click Here for a full list.

  • How long does it take?

    Medwell Health and Wellness Centers can typically accommodate same-day appointments which starts the process. After being approved, you will be issued an INSTANT ACCESS ID sheet, along with a registration packet to complete your registration. Your Instant Access ID is good for 2 weeks. Paperwork does need to be filed with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and can be done online (preferred method) or by mail in order to be fully approved and receive the hard copy of your Medical Marijuana ID Card, this can take 2-4 weeks to complete. The Medwell Health and Wellness Centers team will provide you with step by step directions to complete this task or can complete the process on your behalf for a minor administration fee of $25. Please note the State no longer charges the $50 registration fee in order to obtain your physical card after seeing the Medwell physician.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    Please bring one of the following:

    • Valid Massachusetts or Rhode Island Drivers License
    • Massachusetts or Rhode Island State Issued Identification Card
    • Valid Massachusetts or Rhode Island United States Passport
  • How much does it cost?

    Pricing for New MMJ Certifications & Annual Recertifications $129

  • How long is my MMJ Certification Card good for?

    Cards are valid for 1 year, patients must recertify annually. The printed date on your MMJ Certification Card is the date in which you need to re-apply for a new physical card from the state, however, annual recertification from your Doctor is required and will be validated by the Dispensary upon each visit. Dispensaries abide by both the recertification date your Doctor has submitted to the State's MMJ Database, and the printed date on your card.

  • Can I be legally prosecuted for possessing an MMJ Certification Card?

    Qualified patients in a legalized MMJ state cannot be legally penalized unless the patient is found to be non-compliant with the legal regulations associated with it. Patients consuming or possessing their prescription in non-legalized MMJ states, however, may be prosecuted to the full extent of that state’s laws.

  • What is the age requirement for receiving an MMJ card?

    18 years old at Medwell Health & Wellness Centers.

  • What am I required to provide in order to receive an MMJ prescription?

    “725.015: Registration of Qualifying Patients

    (A) To obtain a registration card, a qualifying patient shall submit, in a form and manner

    determined by the Department, the following:

    (1) The qualifying patient’s full name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and

    email address if any, and a statement indicating his or her age and that his or her

    primary residence is in Massachusetts:

    (a) If the qualifying patient is under 18 years of age, an attestation from a

    parent or legal guardian granting permission for the child to register with

    the Department; and

    (b) If the qualifying patient is under 18 years of age, that qualifying patient

    must have a designated personal caregiver, who shall be his or her parent

    or legal guardian.

    (2) Written certification(s) for the qualifying patient from the qualifying patient’s

    certifying physician(s);

    (3) Full name, address, and telephone number of the qualifying patient’s certifying


    (4) Full name, date of birth, and address of the qualifying patient’s personal

    caregiver(s), if any;

    (5) A statement of whether the qualifying patient will be applying for a hardship

    cultivation registration;

    (6) A copy of the qualifying patient’s Massachusetts driver’s license, government issued

    identification card, or other verifiable identity document acceptable to the

    Department, except in the case of a qualifying patient under 18 years of age who

    does not have to comply with such requirement;

    (7) A non-refundable registration fee. If the fee poses a verified financial hardship,

    the qualifying patient may request a waiver of the fee in a form and manner

    determined by the Department;

    (8) Written acknowledgement of the limitations on his or her authorization to

    cultivate, possess, and use marijuana for medical purposes in the Commonwealth;

    (9) An attestation that the registered qualifying patient will not engage in the

    diversion of marijuana and that the patient understands that protections conferred

    by the Act for possession of marijuana for medical use are applicable only within

    Massachusetts; and

    (10) Any other information required by the Department. “

  • With my MMJ card, am I allowed to smoke in public?

    No. By law, smoking medical marijuana is prohibited in ANY public forum.

  • Can medical marijuana be covered by insurance?

    No. Existing insurance companies or plans do NOT currently cover medical marijuana appointments, evaluations or products. Medwell Health accepts Cash, Check, Credit, and Debit.

  • May I designate a personal caregiver to obtain or cultivate medical marijuana if I am unable to do so?

    Yes. Requirements, regulations and restrictions for qualifying caregivers are listed in 105 CMR 725.000: Implementation of an Act For the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana.

  • Am I allowed to operate a motor vehicle after consuming medical marijuana?

    No. Operating a motor vehicle, boat, airplane or any other form of transportation while under the influence of medical marijuana is strictly prohibited and regulated by Massachusetts and federal laws.

  • Do you have a packet that describes the differences between MMJ products and what the effects can be?

    Yes, in fact, we do. Please click the link below to be directed to a PDF download that can help you understand Hybrids, Indica, Sativa, and what the different effects are. Please note this is a general guide and your personal experience may differ based on your body and health needs. Medwell Health General Guidance MMJ Download