Becoming a Patient is
Easier Than Ever
1. Get Certified
Obtain a medical marijuana certification from your certifying provider.
2. Get Pin Number
After your certification, you will receive a PIN number from your provider. It will also be emailed to you from the Cannabis Control Commission.
3. Register with Mass CIP (formerly Virtual Gateway)
Register with the Mass CIP by creating a username and password.
4. Print Temporary Card
Once registered with the Medical Marijuana online system, you will receive an email confirming your registration with instructions how to print a temporary program ID.
5. Visit Mass Alternative Care
Make sure to bring your valid patient ID card and a second, unexpired state-issued picture ID to purchase our medical products.