Qualifying patients and caregivers may apply for a one-, two-, or three-year registry identification card. Persons who are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and veterans may be eligible for a reduced application fee.
Application fees for Qualifying Patients
|Application Fee||Reduced Application Fee|
|$100 - One-Year Registry Card||$50 - One-Year Registry Card|
|$200 - Two-Year Registry Card||$100 - Two-Year Registry Card|
|$250 - Three-Year Registry Card||$125 - Three-Year Registry Card|
Application fees for Designated Caregivers
In order to enter or make a purchase of medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary or assist a registered qualifying patient with the use of medical cannabis, the designated caregiver must have a registry identification card.
- $25 - One-Year Registry Card
- $50 - Two-Year Registry Card
- $75 - Three-Year Registry Card
- $75 - Caregiver applying separately for a patient who has already been registered
(the expiration date for the caregiver and the patient card will be the same)
Qualifying Patients enrolled in SSDI or SSI – Submit a “Benefit Verification Letter” from the Social Security Administration that shows your name and address and the type of benefits that are received. This letter must be dated within the last year. You can get this letter by using your My Social Security account online at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. Verifying your Social Security benefits is easy. The Social Security Administration has a webinar to assist you.
*Veterans who receive health services at a Veteran’s Administration (VA) facility are not required to obtain a physician’s written certification, but must submit 12 months of VA records to the Department with their application.
Note: Neither health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare cover costs associated with the application for or the use of medical cannabis. Qualifying patients do not need to pay a special fee to their physician for the physician written certification. The physician may accept payment for the fee associated with the personal physical examination required prior to issuing the written certification.