What Do I Do if I Lose My Medical Marijuana Card?

Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - VP of Operations

Jun 23 2021 - 3 min read

Have you lost your medical cannabis card? Don’t worry. It’s annoying but it probably isn’t the end of the world! Most medical marijuana programs allow you to get a replacement card if you have had yours lost or stolen. The challenge is, every state is different. Here’s what to do when you lose your medical cannabis card in each state.

Please note, we have only included states where Leafwell currently offers services and where the patients can have a physical copy of their card. For states where the certificates are digital, cards can never be lost – just remember to carry your cell phone with you when you go to purchase your medical cannabis products.

Get an MMJ Card
Man with a Californian medical marijuana card (MMJ card).

California

You don’t technically need a card in California, your PDF of your Leafwell certificate is enough. But if you do misplace your Leafwell certificate or card, just contact us and we can send you a replacement for $10.

Colorado

Your card is emailed to you if you apply online in Colorado. You can then print out the card. Therefore, if you lose your print-out, you can just print a new one. We recommend you save the original email somewhere in your inbox but if you don’t, you should be able to recover it from your deleted mail.

Connecticut

Connecticut state charges $35 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Fill out this form to get a new card.

Delaware

Delaware state charges $20 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Mail a request for a replacement and the $20 fee to:

Delaware Division of Public Health
Medical Marijuana Program
417 Federal St., Suite 140
Dover, DE 19901

Florida

Florida state charges $15 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Fill out this form and provide a copy of your Florida Driver’s License or ID card.

Georgia

Georgia state charges $25 for a replacement medical marijuana card.

You must contact the State Office of Vital Records, 404.679.4702-Option 4. The Office will verify the information provided by the Dr. and if any of that is wrong, they will need to contact the Dr. to update the info and then a new card will be issued.

Illinois

Illinois state charges $25 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Fill out this form.

Illinois Beach - shoreline of Lake Michigan
Illinois Beach State Park, Good Free Photos

Louisiana

There are no medical marijuana cards in Louisiana. However, you can request a print out of your faxed certificate from your dispensary.

Maine

Leafwell can send a replacement Maine medical cannabis certificate for $20. Just contact us.

Maryland

Maryland state charges $100 for a replacement medical marijuana card. You need to log into your account to report the card lost or stolen, then pay for the replacement.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts state charges $10 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Contact the state to request a replacement on 833-869-6820.

Michigan

You can request a replacement card using an online account in Michigan or submit a form by mail. There is no fee for this replacement in Michigan.

Lake Superior, Michigan
Photo by Jim Hodgson/USFWS. From Flickr.

Montana

Montana state charges $10 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Complete the ‘Report Lost Patient Card’ application within Complia.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire state charges $25 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Fill out this form.

New Jersey

You can apply for a replacement medical marijuana card in New Jersey here. No price is listed for a replacement MMJ card in New Jersey.

New York

You can request a replacement card in New York through your My.Ny account. Here are the instructions:

  1. Login to https://my.ny.gov using your existing username and password.
  2. Click the “Health Applications” icon
  3. Click the “Medical Marijuana Data Management System”
  4. Select the “Update Information/Request New Card” icon.
  5. Select the green “Request New Card” button
  6. Select the appropriate reason for requesting a new card.
  7. The Department will review the new card request. Once approved, a temporary registry identification card may be accessed from your account to purchase medical marijuana while the physical registry identification card is mailed to the patient or caregiver.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma patients and caregivers can request a replacement through their OMMA portal – select ‘create new application’ then select either ‘patient card replacement’ or ‘caregiver card replacement’.

Medical Card by Leafwell
Please note: your state medical marijuana card will not look like this!

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state charges $25 for a replacement medical marijuana card. If you lose a card more than once, you’ll be charged $50 for the second, third etc replacements.

Request a replacement under the ‘profile settings’ tab of your account on the Pennsylvania  website.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island state charges $10 for a replacement medical marijuana card.

Washington DC

Washington DC state charges $90 for a replacement medical marijuana card.

So, now you know what to do in these states next time you lose your card. And if you don’t have a medical cannabis card to lose, speak to a physician today and get approved for medical cannabis (and keep that card safe!)

Written by
Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon

Ruth Lemon has worked in Cambodia and Australia, gaining experience in the non-profit sector, education and international development, and digital marketing. 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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