Medical Marijuana

Evolve Direct Primary Care provides Maryland certification for medical marijuana
—but only for members of our primary care program.

We believe medical marijuana can be an extremely helpful therapy but we also believe that knowing, and monitoring, patients we authorize is important. Evolve does not charge any additional fee for providing medical marijuana certification.

For more information about medical marijuana, please visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

Who is eligible to register as a Patient? Maryland Residents Any Maryland resident whose provider recommends medical cannabis as a treatment option for a qualifying medical condition is eligible to register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) as a patient. Qualifying medical conditions include cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.

Non-Maryland Residents Any non-Maryland resident currently in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient with the MMCC and, during registration, will be required to provide the name and address of the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.

Important: Effective December 14, 2017, the Commission extended the administrative hold on out-of-state patient applicants until further notice. As a result of this hold, out-of-state patient applications will not be reviewed at this time, and applicants who live outside the State may not access medical cannabis at Maryland licensed dispensaries

Evolve providers comply with ALL of Maryland’s guidance and laws concerning certification of Medical Marijuana including but not limited to the following guidance provided by Maryland:Qualifying medical conditions include cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain.

The requirements for issuing a written certification for medical cannabis are a “bona fide provider-patient relationship” with the patient The patient’s condition must be severe.

Other medical treatments must have proven ineffective for the patient’s condition, and The symptoms must reasonably be expected to be relieved by the use of medical cannabis. Maryland law defines a “bona fide relationship” as a treatment or counseling relationship between a Provider and patient in which the provider reviews the patient’s relevant medical records, completes an in-person assessment of the patient’s medical history and current medical condition, creates and maintains medically standardized records, expects to monitor patient program and takes any medically indicated action to follow up.

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