Register as a Patient
To get started at any Mission location, begin by registering with the state you live in. This step must be done first in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
- For Maryland, you can register through the online portal.
- For Pennsylvania, you must register with the Commonwealth here.
- For Illinois, a physician must mail in the application form for you. For more information, click here.
Next, find a doctor certified to recommend medical marijuana for treatment. Follow the link for your state if you live in Illinois or Maryland. For Pennsylvania, once the physician has mailed in their application, the patient must follow it up with their own. The steps can be found here.
That’s it! All this information is available online and we at Mission are available for contact to help guide you through this process. Dealing everyday with patients in these systems gives us the knowledge to get you through it as well. There is no question too big or small for us to answer, so please contact us whenever you have one.
Make Mission Your Dispensary
Bring your physician’s referral to a Mission dispensary to understand what sets us apart from the rest.
- In Illinois, registered patients must designate a single dispensary that they will purchase medicine from. Patients choose a dispensary during the application process. Existing patients can also change their dispensary by filing paperwork with the Illinois Department of Public Health. If you’d like Mission to be your designated dispensary, we’d be happy to file the paperwork on your behalf. Please fill out this simple online form and we’ll get it filed for you right away.
For many people, medical cannabis is a potentially confusing topic filled with misinformation and unknown variables. Our role at Mission is to provide a clear, knowledgeable and professional voice to guide you through all of the questions you might have about your treatment.
Our associates are trained in all aspects of cannabis cultivation and dispensing to provide a bright and welcoming face to your experience at any of our locations. We are here to help you sort out the unknowns of your treatment, understanding the differences in strains, dosages and methods of ingestion that can all affect your experience with your treatment. Getting it right is the difference between successful and unsuccessful treatment, and our staff will be here with you every step of the way.
The cannabis plant contains chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that interact with receptors in the brain and nervous system.
It is the cannabinoids, in conjunction with terpenes, which are naturally occurring chemical compounds that imbue plants with their distinctive aroma and flavor, that provide cannabis’ therapeutic effects. While lab testing have isolated more than 100 separate cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, there is one (tetrahydrocannabinol—or THC) responsible for the psychoactive effects that have given cannabis its reputation.
In general, medical-grade cannabis is used for a wide variety of effects, including pain and nausea control, appetite stimulation, reduced muscle spasm, improved sleep, and others. The different effects can be realized by using cannabis with different cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Read more about cannabinoids and terpenes.