How Do I Get a Patient Number in Maryland?

Before you see a physician in Maryland, you need to obtain a patient number from the Maryland Cannabis Administration. Here's a step-by-step guide.

Have the following documents ready:

  • US-issued government ID – such as a state-issued driver’s license, state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID.
  • Proof of address, all documents must be dated within the past 90 days. Select one from the list below:
    • MVA registration card or title
    • Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill
    • Bank account statement
    • Property tax bill
    • Mortgage statement or proof of home ownership (Deed, Title, Bill of Sale)
    • Major credit card bill (Visa, MasterCard, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.)
    • Residential rental contract (lease or rental contract between landlord and tenant which ​includes all signatures).
    • Selective Service Card
    • Federal, state or local government mail issued by the state of Maryland (ie. Social Security, social services)
    • Car insurance policy
    • All documents must be dated within the past 90 days.
  • An electronic, hi-res copy of a clear, recent photo of yourself

Once you're ready, follow these steps

  1. Go to
  2. Search for the Maryland Cannabis Administration. Here you will find 7 different applications that you can register for.
  3. Click on “Adult Patient Registration”. Every patient needs to register here and receive a patient number before seeing a certified provider. 
  4. Click Apply Now to begin the process.
  5. Complete the form as required and pay the $25 registration fee.
  6. Wait for the approval - this can take 2-3 weeks.
  7. Once you receive approval via email from the MCA, you're ready to see a Leafwell physician.