Getting a medical cannabis card can mean a lot to the person who needs it to help them relieve the illnesses that cannabis can help deal with. It gives one the legal access to getting the medicinal cannabis. Getting a medical cannabis card can prove to be a confusing process that cannot be done easily. One has to do a series of things for them to get that card.
With proper guidance, one can get their medical marijuana card. It is necessary for one to know what the whole process entails so that they can get the card easily. There are some requirements for getting a medical cannabis card as highlighted below
Getting A Medical Cannabis Card
Proof of your residence
This is an important stage of getting the medical cannabis card. This is because not all states have legalized the use of marijuana. One can prove this by having their driver’s license. One has to be a resident of the state that has legalized the use of cannabis. If one is not a resident, unfortunately, they will not be eligible and has to end their process. However, one can still keep abreast with the legal changes in the state they reside so that they can continue with the process later when that happens.
Having an eligible condition
After verification of one’s state of residence then one should confirm that their condition is among the ones listed for treatment of cannabis. These list of conditions may vary with different states. Some of the conditions include the following but note that these may not apply to all states; anorexia, nausea, Crohn's disease, hepatitis c, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the states focus more on the symptoms rather than on the condition to decide your eligibility for being given the medical cannabis card. One can also prove that they have been diagnosed with a disease that causes them to have chronic pain. The disease does not have to be among those listed, but it may also be considered.
This is the last requirement and stage for getting a cannabis card. One has to find a doctor who will sign for them the forms. One should also note that not all the doctors subscribe to the idea of using cannabis for medicinal purposes. Some also do not feel very qualified to give such prescriptions while some just refuse it because of moral reasons. One may need to find another doctor besides their doctor if they refuse to sign the forms for them. The good thing is that there are some cannabis doctors who are specifically for giving cannabis prescriptions. This will only apply if your conditions are legible. One can find such clinics with such doctors who will help them with these.
The process ends there now that you have your forms filled and you have the prescription. One should be careful not to share their prescription with their friends who may just want to have a good time. It is also important not to overuse the cannabis even if it is for medicinal purposes.