How to Become a Patient

Central Ave Compassionate Care is only able to serve patients and caregivers who are actively registered with the Department of Public Health. 

To become a registered patient, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a recommendation from a qualifying licensed physician. If you are having difficulty locating a physician, you can search the internet for "MA Medical Marijuana Doctors" to find a qualified licensed physician.

  2. Register with the the Cannabis Control Commission. Step by step directions can be found here. You will need the following:

    1. PIN number provided by your certifying physician

    2. Valid photo ID

    3. Current photograph of yourself

  3. After your registration is processed you will receive a temporary program ID card. This must be printed out in order to access Massachusetts dispensaries until your Patient ID Card arrives in the mail.