Physician/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Certification Process

This page contains information needed to complete the online application in order to certify a Qualifying Patient. Prior to attempting to complete the online application, you are strongly encouraged to access and refer to the Physician Quick Reference Card (pdf) and instructions below. These will assist you in certifying a qualifying patient.

Physicians, physician assistants or advanced practice registered nurses are the gatekeepers to the medical marijuana registration system. No patient or caregiver can log in to the system until a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse initiates their application. 

Once you, the physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse, conclude that your patient should be registered with the Department of Consumer Protection for the palliative use of marijuana, you can access our online registration system to certify your patient as meeting the medical pre-requisites for a registration certificate.

To begin certifying your patients you must:

  • Confirm that you meet the physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse Requirements and Eligibility in terms of having the proper licenses and registrations.
  • Log in to the registration system using your DEA Number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Be prepared to obtain contact information for your patient, including a valid e-mail address and a primary phone number.This information must be included in the patient profile page of your certification before you can submit the certification.
Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by physicians.

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