The 21st century is the era of technology. The human being has evolved more in the last hundred years than it had developed in the rest of its existence.
And as we are talking about evolving, researches about cannabis have been increasingly growing over the last decades, which is a good thing for all marijuana enthusiasts.
Due to marijuana prohibition, it was practically impossible (although it is still difficult) to research on marijuana, so there were a lot of myths that were spread around about the illegal drug most consumed in the world.
If you’ve read news about the time when the U.S. prohibited the use of marijuana, you probably know that it happened because of a series of false stories about the effects of the drug on a person’s body (and mainly the interests of the textile industry).
However, with these new researches, researchers were able to debunk a whole bunch of myths that people use to spread about marijuana. In fact, researchers were even able to testify many of the benefits cannabis has to treat medical illness and its symptoms.
Knowing all the benefits of marijuana for treating medical conditions, many people started opting for cannabis as a treatment option for diseases such as epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, etc. Yes, it is not a new thing, but the prohibition of the drug in the U.S. made it all harder.
You may as well be one of those people who was scared to opt for a medical marijuana treatment, or maybe you just didn’t go after because you had your thoughts on the subject. Or you can just be a marijuana enthusiast who didn’t have the option to choose medical marijuana as a treatment, until now.
In order to help you get your MMJ card, this article will be your guide for you to check your qualification for marijuana card.
First of all, who is qualified for having a marijuana card?
In most of the states, patients over 18 years old or underage patients with the assistance of their parents / legal guardians are allowed to apply for a medical marijuana card. Either the child’s legal guardian or a caregiver (if requested) will be responsible for purchasing the medical marijuana for the minor.
Underage patients often have limited access to certain strains, including those with high THC, the compound cannabis that makes us high.
There are some state programs that allow out-of-state residents to purchase cannabis or apply for its program, however, most of the marijuana programs only allow the state residents to apply for a medical marijuana card. The District of Columbia is one of the places in the U.S. that accepts reciprocity law.
If the state you want to apply for a marijuana card doesn’t have the reciprocity law, you’ll probably have to prove your residency with the state’s driver’s license or a non-driver ID card.
In case you are interested in getting a medical marijuana card, but your state still doesn’t have a marijuana program or it has but your medical ailment is not listed in the qualifying medical conditions, you can check this list to see states that accept out-of-state patients to register for the MMJ program and apply there.
I have the requested age for getting my medical marijuana card. How to be a marijuana medical cannabis applicant?
You must check now your state’s list of qualifying medical conditions. As each state has different medical marijuana laws, you should visit the state’s DOH and see if you have one of the qualifying conditions listed there.
In Oklahoma for example, there is no list of qualifying medical conditions. So, if your physician believes marijuana is a suitable treatment option for you, he or she can give you a written recommendation saying you are eligible for a marijuana treatment.
There are some medical conditions which generally appears in most of the medical marijuana programs, such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Chronic pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Parkinson’s disease
After you checked if you have one of the medical conditions listed on the state’s program that you are applying for, it is time to find a doctor that will attest if you are a qualified patient.
How can I find a doctor that will attest my medical condition and recommend me medical cannabis?
Veriheal has a digital platform which was created to help patients across America to find physicians that would recommend them marijuana, improving the patient’s life and easing the process of getting their marijuana card.
Our doctors are all verified by their state’s DOH and authorized to operate as a marijuana doctor.
To schedule an appointment in the best dispensaries near you, you must register on our website and pay a fee of $199 for one MMJ recommendation and consultation. For two consultations and marijuana recommendations, there’s a fee of $379.
In case you are not approved by the doctor, you’ll receive a refund in full. But don’t worry, the approval rates are of %99.