Today managing chronic pain has become less hectic thanks to medical marijuana, people are living less stressful lives. However, patients don’t get a prescription of medical marijuana simply like they would with over the counter drugs. For medical marijuana, you can only obtain it from the legalized medical dispensaries. On top of that, you need to have a medical card to show that your prescription has been issued and recommended by a medical doctor.
This helps the authorities to have in their database the people taking medical marijuana legally. Getting a medical card is not that easy especially if your motive is to have one for recreational use of the drug. These cards are actually part of a program, and the monitoring is not only for the patients alone, the doctors and the dispensaries offering the drugs as well. The medical cards have to be renewed because once they have been issued they come with an expiry date. All cards are not the same, each state will have rules of their own when it comes to these cards and it’s important that the patient gets that.
Some cards give the patient the power to grow the marijuana but only for their personal use. The right to grow will be afforded the immediate caregiver where a patient cannot do it on their own. You will need to have the recommendation of a qualified doctor if you are going to get this card, they have to be from your state. They will perform an evaluation on your conditions to be certain about your case. By holding valid card that adheres to the law of your state is the only legal way to use medical marijuana. To get yourself a card, you need to first make sure that the condition you are battling will benefit from the use of the drug.
You also don’t want to go past the limit that has been kept in terms of the amount of medical marijuana that you can grow or keep. From there you will have to write your application which the state will approve. There is a fee that you have to pay before getting the card and this will differ with the state you reside in. Your address will also be necessary if your card is to be processed. After you have made the application it will take some time for the card to come out. After the card has been issued to you, you can now go looking for dispensaries to get your medical marijuana from. When getting your refill or when transporting, always have your card on you.