Apr 11, 2016 4:10 PM

3 Requirements for Getting Medical Marijuana Card

After marijuana was legalized, most patients consider a medical marijuana card a golden ticket for getting the desired relief after unsatisfactory treatment with traditional drugs. With this card, you will get legal access to cannabis strains and their derivatives. Here are some tips for those who is going to obtain a medical card for cannabis.

On the face of things, getting a medical card for buying marijuana requires going through a confusing legal process that may seem almost impossible to complete. Unfortunately, the applicable legislation does not allow doctors to prescribe this natural remedy as easily as pharmaceutical medications. Patients have to take some specific steps and meet some requirements to get access to this natural remedy.

But with the right advice, you can go through this process avoiding any difficulties. After you become competent of the main requirements of this process, it will not be as troublesome as many people think it is. Before you start, take your time to read the following requirements you need to meet for getting your medical marijuana card.

Prove Your Residence

First of all, you have to prove your residence, because not all American states have adopted cannabis legislation yet. As of today, residents of just 23 states of the U.S. and Washington, D.C. can buy medical marijuana legally. Use your driver's license or state ID to confirm that you are living in one of the states with legal weed.

People living in states where cannabis is still illegal are not allowed to get a medical marijuana card. However, the legalization of medical marijuana is on the rise today, and more states continue to make cannabis legal. Just keep informed of the latest local news, perhaps your state's government is going to consider this law in the near future.

Check List of Eligibility

After your residence is verified, you should find your condition on the list of conditions that make you eligible for taking medical cannabis. Each state has its own list of eligibility that may contain different diseases, so consult your local legislation on this matter.

Almost all lists of eligibility include such severe diseases as AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. Thus, if you are suffering from one of them, you have high chances to be eligible. Check out with the local list if you have PTSD, depression, anorexia, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nausea, muscular dystrophy, hepatitis C, or Parkinson’s disease. These ailments are treated with medical marijuana in almost all American states.

If your condition is not among the diseases mentioned above, pay attention to your symptoms and visit a local doctor with a license for medical marijuana who can give you recommendations. For example, chronic pain is not always caused by debilitating ailments, but it most cases patients with this condition are eligible for cannabis access.

Find a Licensed Doctor

As we mentioned, only doctors who have a license to prescribe medical cannabis can treat you with this natural medicine. If you want to get a medical marijuana card, you need to find a licensed doctor to sign your forms. Not all physicians apply for this license, as some of them do not feel qualified enough, and others do not support cannabis use for moral reasons.

Fortunately, there are doctors in your location that treat patients with cannabis in medical clinics. When you are diagnosed with an eligible disease, you will have more chances to get a medical card if you find a licensed doctor. Take your time to find the right professional that can help you overcome your disease with the healing properties of cannabis.

If you met all the mentioned requirements, then you have all the chances to obtain a medical marijuana card.

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