The Holistic Center was created with one goal in mind: To provide expert medical care in order to obtain electronic medical marijuana certificates or cards.


Step 1:

Make an Appointment to obtain your Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Certificate at the Holistic Center Newton

No more waiting for weeks for your certificate.  Receive your certification the same day as your appointment.  Make an appointment today to qualify.


93all 233 Needham St., Suite 300
Newton, MA 02646

Step 2:

Fill out the required forms to bring in during your appointment.

Doctor filling out form

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Qualifying for your medical marijuana card still makes sense and we can help.

With a medical card you get your medicine tax-free and receive several discounts as opposed to recreational sales which have a 20% tax and no discounts available.

  • Dispensaries currently provide a 10% discount if you are MassHealth or SSDI recipient, a veteran, or a senior.
  • Workmen’s Comp. insurance may pay depending on your claim.
  • You may be exempt from any future taxes if you continuously maintain your patient registration.
  • You may choose from a greater variety and strength of CBD and THC strains.
  • Medical is available now.

Services & Fees

Price (As of Feb 28, 2019)

Standard New Patient

New Medical Marijuana Certification Office Visit with issue of Medical Certification.
INITIAL YEAR:  $170 by Cash Payment or $175 by Credit Card
THEN $100/$105 RECERT FEE YEARLY if certificate is not expired, $125 if expired


New Medical Marijuana Certification Office Visit with issue of Medical Certification.
INITIAL YEAR:  $150 by Cash Payment or $155 by Credit Card.
THEN $100/$105 RECERT FEE PER YEAR if certificate is not expired, $125 if expired.

Recerts from other establishments with unexpired doctor’s certificate $125, expired $140

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of an appointment?

What if I am under 18?

You can obtain a certificate BUT you must be a Massachusetts resident who has been diagnosed by two Massachusetts licensed certifying physicians, at least one of whom is a board-certified pediatrician or board-certified pediatric sub-specialist, as having a debilitating medical condition.

Our doctors will discuss the potential negative impacts on neurological development with you, your parent or legal guardian. You will need to be accompanied by your parent or guardian who will sign and provide us their written consent. Our doctors will document the medical rationale in your medical record and on your written certification if approved.

What if I am homebound? Do you provide home visits?

We provide home visits for those patients who are homebound. The cost is more expensive than the office visit. CALL US TO DISCUSS THIS OPTION.

Who may qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation to Massachusetts?

Patients suffering from any of the following conditions are candidates for a medical marijuana recommendation: cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis. Some other conditions may also merit a medical marijuana recommendation, per the determination of a qualifying patient’s physician.

If you suffer from any of these conditions, or feel as if medical marijuana would help you cope with other medical symptoms you may have, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a Massachusetts-certified physician at The Holistic Center.

Once a recommendation is written, how is medical marijuana dispensed?

Currently, a medical marijuana recommendation is not the same as a prescription, as Massachusetts pharmacies are not yet equipped to dispense marijuana commercially. Instead, state law allows patients with a medical marijuana recommendation to cultivate their own marijuana, up to a 60-day supply (the law specifies 10 ounces of raw marijuana and an equivalent amount for edibles as the amount for such a supply).

Do you provide medical marijuana to your patients?

No, the Center will not provide marijuana to patients as this is illegal. Nor does the Center plan to pursue accreditation as a legal dispensing unit. The Center’s first priority is to provide the highest quality care to patients, within the bounds of Massachusetts state law. Caregivers may grow crops for up to one patient (not including themselves) and are legally allowed to supply those patients with medicine

For how long does certification remain valid?

Recommendations are valid for one year, after which time they must be renewed.  The cost for renewals are subject to change but currently the cost is $125.  You must renew annually or prior to your certification end date.  Between renewals, The Holistic Center nurse practitioners will remain in contact with patients to monitor the treatment’s effectiveness, and to answer questions.