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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Medical Marijuana Card?

Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - Operations Manager

Jul 20 2020 - 11 min read

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Leafwell is “how much does it cost to get a medical marijuana card?”

The answer: it depends.

There are a few points during the journey towards getting your medical marijuana card where you may need to pay. These include:

  • Seeing a state licensed physician via a telehealth platform like Leafwell
  • Applying to the state medical marijuana program as a patient
  • Applying to the state medical marijuana program as a caregiver
  • Renewing an existing MMJ card

There is not a national program for medical marijuana and therefore every state has set different prices and requirements, from application fees to renewal costs, cards for patients and cards for caregivers. It’s confusing. But it shouldn’t be and that’s why Leafwell has taken the time to gather all of the current fees for every state’s application to simplify the process for you.

You can jump to your state using the table below to find out how much it costs to get a medical marijuana card in your state. Then, you can click through to find out more information about medical cannabis in your state. And if you need more information, read our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card.

We hope you find this article useful. If you have any questions, you can contact our team at [email protected]. You can visit our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card for more general information.

Please note: this article is updated weekly and contains the latest and most accurate pricing information we have been able to find for all states in the US with a medical marijuana program.

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How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Arkansas?

How much does it cost to see an Arkansas licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to Arkansas state.

A caregiver registry card application costs $50.

How much does it cost to renew an AR Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50.

See an Arkansas licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in California?

How much does it cost to see a California licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$49 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the California Medical Marijuana Program?

Each county has a separate program with different fees. However, the most any county can charge is $100 for the application fee.

Medi-Cal beneficiaries will receive a 50 percent reduction and fees shall be waived for indigent patients who are eligible for and participate in the County Medical Services Program.

How much does it cost to renew a CA Medical Marijuana Card?

$49 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee varies county to county.

See a California licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Connecticut?

How much does it cost to see a Connecticut licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$149 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program?

$100, payable to Connecticut state.

A caregiver registry card application costs $25.

How much does it cost to renew a CT Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $100 for patients and $25 for caregivers.

See a Connecticut licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Florida?

How much does it cost to see a Florida licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$99 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved. We can currently only provide renewal certifications via our telehealth platform.

How much does it cost to apply to the Florida Medical Marijuana Program?

$75, payable to Florida state, plus a $2.75 convenience fee.

How much does it cost to renew a FL Medical Marijuana Card?

$99 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $75 plus a $2.75 convenience fee.

See a Florida licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Illinois?

How much does it cost to see an Illinois licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$299 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program?

Illinois offers three types of fee:

  • $100, payable to Illinois state for a one year registry card
  • $200, payable to Illinois state for a two year registry card
  • $250, payable to Illinois state for a three year registry card

Patients who are eligible for a reduced application fee (Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income, veterans) may be eligible for the following reduced fees:

  • $50, payable to Illinois state for a one year registry card
  • $100, payable to Illinois state for a two year registry card
  • $125, payable to Illinois state for a three year registry card

Designated Carers can apply for a registry identification card at the following prices:

  • $25, payable to Illinois state for a one year registry card
  • $50, payable to Illinois state for a two year registry card
  • $75, payable to Illinois state for a 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)

How much does it cost to renew an IL Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fees are the same as above.

See an Illinois licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Louisiana?

How much does it cost to see a Louisiana licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to renew a LA Medical Marijuana Card?

$199 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $100.

See a Maine licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Maine?

How much does it cost to see a Maine licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$69 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Maine Medical Marijuana Program?

$100, payable to Maine state.

Caregiver card fees are tied to how many plants the applicant wants to grow, starting from $240 for 6 mature plants and rising incrementally up to $1,200 for 30 mature plants.

It is unclear from the Maine Medical Marijuana Program website how much a caregiver card without growing permissions is. Please bear with the Leafwell team as we work to clarify this cost.

How much does it cost to renew a ME Medical Marijuana Card?

$69 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $100.

See a Maine licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Maryland?

How much does it cost to see a Maryland licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$149 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Maryland Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to Maryland state.

A caregiver registry card application costs $50.

How much does it cost to renew a MD Medical Marijuana Card?

$99 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50.

See a Maryland licensed physician

How Much Does Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Massachusetts?

How much does it cost to see a Massachusetts licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program?

There is no application fee in Massachusetts. However, if you lose your card, a replacement ID card is $10.

How much does it cost to renew a MA Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. There is no state renewal fee.

See a Massachusetts licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Michigan?

How much does it cost to see a Michigan licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$149 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program?

$40, payable to Michigan state.

How much does it cost to renew a MI Medical Marijuana Card?

$99 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $40.

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Minnesota?

How much does it cost to see a Minnesota licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program?

$200, payable to Minnesota state.

Patients on Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, Medicaid, MNCare, IHS or CHAMPVA are eligible to pay a reduced fee of $50

A caregiver must complete a criminal background check which costs $15.

How much does it cost to renew a MN Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $200.

See a Minnesota licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Missouri?

How much does it cost to see a Missouri licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program?

$25.58, payable to Missouri state for a regular patient card. For a patient cultivator license, the fee is $102.30.

A caregiver registry card application costs $25.58 or $102.30 for a cultivator license.

How much does it cost to renew a MO Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fees change annually but are currently $25.58 or $102.30 for a cultivation license.

See a Missouri licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Montana?

How much does it cost to see a Montana licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$125 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Montana Medical Marijuana Program?

$30, payable to Montana state.

If you lose your card, a replacement ID card is $10. To update any provider information, there is a fee of $10.

How much does it cost to renew a MT Medical Marijuana Card?

$125 per renewal appointment with Leafwell.

See a Montana licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in New Hampshire?

How much does it cost to see a New Hampshire licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to New Hampshire state.

The $50 application fee for caregivers is temporarily waived until July 31, 2020.

How much does it cost to renew a NH Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50.

See a New Hampshire licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in New Jersey?

How much does it cost to see a New Jersey licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program?

$100, payable to New Jersey state.

A reduced fee of $20 is available for senior citizens, military veterans or those on the following programs:

  • NJ Medicaid Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
  • NJ Temporary Disability Insurance benefits (TDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income Benefits (SSI)
  • Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD)

A caregiver registry card application costs $100.

How much does it cost to renew a NJ Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $100 or $20 for those eligible for the reduced fee.

See a New Jersey licensed physician

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in New York?

How much does it cost to see a New York licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$149 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the New York Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to New York state.

A caregiver registry card application costs $50.

However, currently the department is waiving the $50 for all patients and their designated caregivers.

How much does it cost to renew a NY Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50.

See a New York licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in North Dakota?

How much does it cost to see a North Dakota licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to North Dakota state.

There is no additional fee for applications which include a designated caregiver.

How much does it cost to renew an ND Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50 for patients.

See a North Dakota licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Ohio?

How much does it cost to see an Ohio licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to Ohio state.

A caregiver registry card application costs $25.

How much does it cost to renew an OH Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fees are $50 for patients and $25 for caregivers.

See an Ohio licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Oklahoma?

How much does it cost to see an Oklahoma licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$99 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Program?

$100, payable to Oklahoma state. Medicaid, SoonerCare or Medicare enrollees pay a reduced fee of $20.

There is no application fee for caregiver licenses.

How much does it cost to renew an OK Medical Marijuana Card?

Patient license renewals are due to begin in July 2020. We’ll keep this updated as the process develops.

See a Oklahoma licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Pennsylvania?

How much does it cost to see a Pennsylvania licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to Pennsylvania state.

Individuals participating in the following government programs may qualify for a reduced fee of $25:

  • Medicaid
  • PACE/PACENET
  • CHIP
  • SNAP
  • WIC

How much does it cost to renew a PA Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50 or $25 if you qualify for the reduced cost.

See a Pennsylvania licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Rhode Island?

How much does it cost to see a Rhode Island licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$149 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to Rhode Island state.

Individuals participating in the following government programs may qualify for a reduced fee of $25:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Federal Railroad Disability benefit
  • Veterans’ Disability

If you lose your card, a replacement ID card is $10. To update any provider information, there is a fee of $10.

How much does it cost to renew a RI Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50 or $25 if you qualify for the reduced cost.

See a Rhode Island licensed physician  

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Virginia?

How much does it cost to see a Virginia licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Virginia Medical Marijuana Program?

$50, payable to Virginia state.

A caregiver registry card application costs $25.

How much does it cost to renew a VA Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $50 or $25 for a caregiver.

See a Virginia licensed physician 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Utah?

How much does it cost to see a Utah licensed physician for a telehealth consultation with Leafwell?

$199 per appointment. You are not charged if you are not approved.

How much does it cost to apply to the Utah Medical Marijuana Program?

$15, payable to Utah state.

There is no additional fee for applications which include a designated caregiver.

How much does it cost to renew a UT Medical Marijuana Card?

$149 per renewal appointment with Leafwell. The state renewal fee is $15 for patients.

See a Utah licensed physician 

How much do MMJ Cards cost in the US?

Well, as you can see, the costs vary greatly from state to state. As telehealth for medical marijuana becomes available in other states, Leafwell will be expanding its services to bring quick, easy and HIPAA compliant doctor’s certifications.

We keep this list updated by checking in weekly with all current medical marijuana programs to ensure our information is up to date and accurate at all times.

If you’re ready to apply for your medical marijuana card, you can get started here.

Book your appointment with one of our physicians 

Written by
Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - Operations Manager

Ruth Lemon has worked in Cambodia and Australia, gaining experience in the non-profit sector, education and international development, and digital marketing. New to the cannabis sector, Ruth is helping Leafwell to scale without compromising the customer experience and seeks to create a frictionless customer journey. She now lives in the UK with her rescued Cambodian cat and believes Leafwell is improving access to and understanding of a valuable medical alternative.

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