Massachusetts To Migrate Medical Cannabis Registration System To Upgraded Platform

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) on Friday announced that the Virtual Gateway that hosts the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System (MUMOS) for patients, caregivers, clinicians, and medical cannabis treatment centers will be migrating to a new system this month.

On January 20, 2020, the CCC’s electronic licensing and registration processing system, the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Portal (MassCIP), will become the central location for the Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MUMP) service.

MassCIP, which is produced by Salem-based JD Software, enables current and future cannabis establishments and agents to submit online applications to operate in the Massachusetts adult-use marijuana industry in compliance with state laws and regulations.

JD Software will be maintaining the Virtual Gateway during the migration to protect against potential data loss.

According to the CCC, MUMP license applications and agent registrations should be transferred from the current paper-based process to the electronic MassCIP platform in the coming weeks.

“As a result of the Virtual Gateway migration to MassCIP in January, constituents should anticipate fewer interruptions in service, access to a streamlined, user-friendly experience, and ongoing enhancements to the system,” stated the CCC in a press release. “Through direct integration between the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and MassCIP, Patients and Caregivers will benefit from automatic verification of identification data when they register or renew their program certification using their Massachusetts driver’s license.”

Caregivers, patients, medical cannabis treatment center agents, and clinicians will need to claim their Virtual Gateway account in MassCIP before accessing MUMOS, which they may do using the email address and password they previously used for the Virtual Gateway.

Patients and caregivers who have already registered in the MUMP online portal may not need to access the new system before their next treatment center visit.

When the migration is complete, users may claim their MassCIP account the next time they log in.

The CCC recommends that agents and clinicians begin claiming their accounts immediately while patients and caregivers will be able to start claiming their accounts on January 20.

The Virtual Gateway will cease operation on January 18 to support the migration of the MUMOS system to MassCIP, during which time patients and caregivers should expect to receive uninterrupted service at treatment centers.

While the CCC has training videos and documentation to help constituents through the transition, anyone with additional questions should visit for more information.

The CCC says that it is continuing to develop new policies and functionalities aimed at increasing program efficiency.