Qualifying conditions that medical marijuana can help

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.

 

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I needed to stop drinking

I quit drinking 4 years ago after realizing I couldn’t take the horrible side effects any longer.

I looked bad on a day to day basis, & constantly felt negative symptoms whenever I was stuck waiting for another shot or to get anywhere where I could buy a drink.

When my husband asked to have a conversation, he leveled with me about the drinking. Hearing it from him snapped me out of my cycle. I had a fire burning inside to change & stop the substance abuse. After getting clean, I decided to try weed for the reasons I constantly self-medicated with liquor. Even though cannabis is still something you take in, it’s completely different than alcohol. The latter is a literal poison, killing brain cells & injuring your liver & digestive tract. It’s so addictive the withdrawal symptoms from long long term use can literally kill you if you’re not good about it. Even though marijuana still has minimal addictive qualities, it was worth the risk. I’m ecstatic I took the dive & decided to give cannabis a chance. It eases my anxieties & stops my depressive thoughts like nothing else. Whenever I drank liquor, I never felt like the booze was successfully calming my nerves like I hoped it would. Cannabis is great as well because it is a natural plant. Also, it has so many odd varieties in strain selection. I have stuck with indica strains from the cannabis dispensary because they’re the most sedating & pain relieving in my limited experience. I’m fascinated by strains that have colorful buds.

 

I needed to stop drinking

The indica was stronger than I expected

It’s taking me a bit of time to get my head around marijuana. It’s a new sort of intoxicating effect compared to liquor, & I wouldn’t compare it to any prescription medication either; I have never tried any hard pills, but I drank my fair share of liquor while I was in school & for years after the fact. Back then I had only tried weed once, but it was fairly mild & I didn’t actually notice any real effects. The drinking had to stop when I had kids, & it became a promise to my husband that I would get clean before we had a baby. I felt like a new woman, but there were anxieties that had stayed stalking beneath the surface. Once I removed the substance I was using to self-medicate, I realized there were big complications I was having in my subconscious mind that I had been burying away with liquor abuse. My husband had used cannabis on & off in the past & urged myself and others to try it. If I could get something natural that fixed my mental health issues, that would be fantastic. I got a medical card in our house state so I could shop at the cannabis shops here. Because of my history with stress, the budtenders told me to try an indica strain first before going to a sativa strain. I feel it was a lot stronger than he let on, because a single hit of it had me so tired and sleepy. I took another hit & fell asleep on my living room sofa for five hours. It was a lot stronger than I thought it would be, but the effects were great. The marijuana has given me a sense of calmness that I had never felt before. Now I’m happy to go back to the cannabis dispensary to get even more cannabis products.

 

 

Blue dream

How I get reduced priced weed

I appreciate using promotions, sales, & coupons.

There was a time when I thought buy 1 get 1 free sales were the best deals at grocery stores beyond huge price markdowns on the price tags.

I didn’t know about the coupon booklets that were constantly available at the entrance of the stores. It was amazing to save a few bucks on a $90 order the first time I seriously sat down to scour the weekly coupons. When digital coupons took off, I saw a big chance for more savings. Whenever I was headed to one shop or another, I’d constantly check their list of digital coupons on the store’s website before leaving the house. All of these practices have made it easier for me to make ends meet as the economy dwindles & my task hours continuously get cut. I appreciate marijuana, but the reduced income is making the purchases hard to stomach. I was ecstatic when I discovered pretzel buds while on a random trip to the dispensary. They take tiny buds from the normal batches of flower & sell them at a reduced price. They’ll have a batch of buds with a 24% THC content and will package and sell the big flower buds at the normal price. To keep those premium jars from having dried out smaller buds taking up rare space, they package the tiny nugs into smaller jars & sell them for a lower price. My favorite dispensary has marijuana flower for $50 for an ounce, but the same strains in pretzels buds only cost $35 at the same weight. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the same quality marijuana at a harshly reduced price.

 

CBD oil

They will offer delivery now

I don’t know if I’m going to visit the cannabis dispensaries any longer. I’m sick of waiting in many lines just to pick up an order I made hours ahead of time on the internet. I have to wait almost an hour! Even before COVID, this was a major inconvenience out of my day to day schedule. I constantly had to wait until after I got off task at 5pm, just like all the other people. I would need to line up in the dispensary’s tightly packed front lobby. After the onset of the virus & amid statewide lockdowns, they had to switch to letting in only a few people at a time. It made the process take double as long as before, & you’d be out in your vehicle in the parking lot waiting to be called back via a text from management. The last time I went to the dispensary in person, many people refused to wear face masks & the managers ignored the problem. I decided I would start buying from a different dispensary at this point. I found this superb business that sells some of the best marijuana flower in the state & they offer free statewide shipping. Each zone in the state has many delivery dates each week; so if you’re able to work around that slight limitation, their service is the absolute best. They have a menu on their website that is updated in real time with all of their available products like tinctures, oils, concentrates, vape cartridges, & edibles. You make an order & within a day you’re contacted by a member of their delivery crew to confirm the delivery date & time.

Medical marijuana

I just need a little legal weed

Each day I keep asking myself how much longer this torture will continue to prevail.

First I lost my job, then I spent weeks endlessly applying to unemployment as the statewide site kept bombing everyday.

All of us who lost their jobs converged onto the website at one time. When I finally got unemployment, I discovered that the benefits would soon go away. The first stimulus check helped me just to stop from defaulting on my truck for the time being, but I desperately need more help. I guess there are lots of people out there who are worse off than I am right now, which is a horrible thought in & out of itself. Beyond the financial worries, many of us are desperately trying to avoid catching COVID, either because we’re high risk individuals or we live with high risk family members. When I see others refuse to wear masks, it enrages me to no end. I want to scream in their faces. The only thing keeping me from losing my mind altogether is weed. I use it in the late afternoon & early evening hours & it does a fantastic task of setting my mind straight. With so much uncertainty every day, marijuana helps me keep my brain from falling to pieces. I found a cannabis dispensary that sells trim & shake of flower buds for massively low prices. Even if I’m low on cash, I can usually afford to buy enough cannabis shake to get myself through the week. It might be a little dry, but sometimes I get trim & shake from otherwise potent batches of marijuana with a high THC content. I am incredibly grateful that I can do this.

 

THC

It is no longer my favorite

My standpoint towards cannabis has changed a lot since I first started using it 4 years ago. At first it was an intense experience that I’d compare to a temperate hallucinogen, especially when my pals found high quality medical marijuana on the streets. The lower quality “local weed” as they called it was shipped in from another state & was full of stems & seeds. It never had the same effect on my mind that the top shelf always did. When high quality medical marijuana became more & more official as I progressed through college, I was able to sample a wide variety of strains. Orange Kush suddenly became my favorite strain for it’s mentally stimulating effects, coupled with the all over body high that happens simultaneously. But as years went by & I eventually became a medical marijuana patient in my local state, I wasn’t experiencing the same effects from my favorite strains at all. Some strains like Blue Dream that I previously avoided became favorites as years went by. Others like Orange Kush & Purple Haze started to give me anxiety symptoms. I bought Orange Kush from three odd dispensaries & experienced the same feeling of panic in my brain each individual time. Clearly something in my brain has changed in the years since I originally tried the drug. It’s frustrating because Orange Kush constantly gave me pleasant & calming euphoria, but now it only produces panic attacks when I smoke it. On the other hand, I’m finding that a lot of the modern strains are as superb or better than the Orange Kush of the past.
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How they are changing regulations

There were strict regulations put in place from the first day.

Next year my state is set to vote on an amendment to the state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana use. Roughly five years ago we ushered in the state’s first medical marijuana program in exactly the same manner. It actually wasn’t straight-forward to get to this point. Both of us fought with conservatives in the state for years just to get an initiative put on the ballot. I volunteered to pass out petitions in the early parts of the long battle. When the first initiative failed to get sixty percent of the vote to amend the state’s constitution, we pushed even harder the second time around. Both of us reached a lot of older voters who were changing their views towards the plant. Many had tried CBD at that point to high effects. Friends were telling wonderful stories about pain relief & anxiety reduction using the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in tinctures, skin creams, & capsules. The time to pass the law had finally arrived, & on its second election, it garnered over 76% of the vote. There were strict regulations put in place from the first day. As medical dispensaries, the companies were bound by the state to have every batch of a product run tests on at another party laboratory. Companies in some of the states that had recreational marijuana at the time were not forced to test the purity of their products. I was ecstatic that all of our flower & concentrates at our state’s dispensaries are safe to ingest without having to second guess the word of the business selling it.

Cannabis business place

A new kind of cookie

I love purchasing Girl Scout Cookies every year when the gals who are selling them outside of the grocery stores.

It’s exciting for me when I run into the table with the piles of cookie boxes stacked up & on display for all to see.

I feel like a dog staring at cooking food when I come across a box of tagalongs. I constantly get samoas, but thin mints have constantly been my favorite & likely constantly will. Eating them out of the freezer feels like I am living the high life. When I visited the local cannabis dispensary the other day, I noticed a strain I had never seen before. It was called Girl Scout Cookies, which made me laugh. I pulled out my iPhone & started searching reviews for the strain on the internet & was surprised by what I noticed. There were people claiming it was their favorite strain of all time. Even among daily users, it seemed like a super popular strain. I was looking for a great hybrid strain to smoke for the late afternoon & early evening hours, so Girl Scout Cookies sounded like a great fit. I’m ecstatic I decided to buy the strain, because the flower buds smell amazing & the effects are calming & euphoric. I never thought I’d find another style of Girl Scout Cookies that I would love as much or more than the real thing. Occasionally I laugh at these titles that growers give these strains, but more often than not they turn out to be stellar crops of marijuana.

Local cannabis cafe

Way too much for the trip

I decided to plan a quick trip to my city’s art center & begin the day with a film in their gigantic IMAX theater.

This would set the 1st time I took a trip to our city’s art center since going with my seventh grade class many moons ago.

A few things have changed, but I’m surprised by how many of the original showcases are still on display. They even have a beautiful flower garden outside that has many green trees that started as small sticks when I saw them the last time. My favorite part of the art center was constantly the IMAX theater. It’s an experience that you have to see with your own eyes to get. It feels like you’re in a substantial bubble with a screen that stretches far above your hair & far below your toes. This gives the effect of feeling like you are dangling in mid air in front of a film screen blown up to ten times its usual size. When you see a movie with a lot of drone footage of cliff sides & landscapes, it’s an unforgettable experience. When I went not that long ago, I decided to take an edible that I purchased at the cannabis dispensary a day before. I had lost the bag that held the pieces of candy came in. it had the THC percentage on its label. I stupidly ate the entire piece of chocolate ahead of my trip to the art center. I thought the IMAX experience would be sublime, but the effects of the edible were so strong & potent that I started to get substantial vertigo seeing the screen. I kept thinking that I was going to faint from the stress. When I got back to my house later that evening I found the packaging for the candy. I had managed to eat 200 milligrams of THC!

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