In order to obtain a medical marijuana card, you must be seen by a licensed physician.
- Dispensaries are not equipped to handle patients, but they will always be able to recommend a doctor or physician that can help get the process started.
It currently takes around 10 business days to receive your medical marijuana card as long as you meet all of the requirements. In order to apply, you must have a valid driver’s license and proof of residency in the state where you are applying. Each applicant must be seen by a doctor that has completed the necessary training required to prescribe medical cannabis. Not all doctors can prescribe medical marijuana, so it’s important to ask first or find a speciality physician. The doctor can choose to prescribe low THC cannabis which is a product with very low amounts of THC. Low THC cannabis products do not usually produce a psychoactive feeling. Medical cannabis products are a little different because they contain high levels of THC and provide a “high” feeling. In order to qualify for low THC or medical cannabis, you must have a medical condition that is recognized by your state. Some qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, and PTSD. Debilitating medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and ALS will also allow a person access to medical marijuana. In fact, any debilitating condition that medical marijuana may help can be allowed under the umbrella exception. Once a doctor prescribes medical marijuana and you receive your state card in the mail, you will be able to visit a marijuana dispensary and talk to a knowledgeable budtender. The budtender can help lead you in the right direction. The medical marijuana dispensary in this state carries a number of products from smokeable flower to edible tinctures, capsules, and candy. They also have a huge selection of concentrates like wax, shatter, and solventless hash oil.