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Have you lost your medical cannabis card? Don’t worry. It isn’t very fun 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.
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 $20.
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.
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
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.
There are no medical marijuana cards in Louisiana. However, you can request a printout of your faxed certificate from your dispensary.
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 state charges $10 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Contact the state to request a replacement on 833-869-6820.
Montana state charges $10 for a replacement medical marijuana card. Complete the ‘Report Lost Patient Card’ application within Complia.
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.
You can request a replacement card in New York through your My.Ny account. Here are the instructions:
- Login to https://my.ny.gov using your existing username and password.
- Click the “Health Applications” icon
- Click the “Medical Marijuana Data Management System”
- Select the “Update Information/Request New Card” icon.
- Select the green “Request New Card” button
- Select the appropriate reason for requesting a new card.
- 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 patients and caregivers can request a replacement through their Thentia portal – log into the new portal and use the navigation menu under “Licensing” to select “Request a Replacement Card.” If you never received an email with your new login details, contact email@example.com.
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, or more replacements.
Request a replacement under the ‘profile settings’ tab of your account on the Pennsylvania website.
Rhode Island state charges $10 for a replacement medical marijuana card.
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!)