Get one step closer to the decriminalization on marijuana with a medical marijuana card. For decades stoners have been clamoring for legalized green and it finally seems as if medical science and the laws are catching up to what they’ve been asking for. Science has shown that marijuana can help ease the pain cancer and AIDS patients experience, help people with eating disorders maintain a healthy weight by inducing the munchies and silence the parts of the brain that cause compulsive disorders, making it a powerful treatment for many disorders and illnesses. Even though science has proved that marijuana can have a positive effects on a person's health, it remains outlawed in most states. In the past ten years, fourteen states have enacted laws that will legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the form of a medical marijuana card. Having a medical marijuana card will allow you to purchase and smoke medical grade marijuana without having to worry about prosecution. Don’t get confused and think that a medical marijuana card is a lience for just anyone to smoke; as progressive as these medical marijuana cards are, all fourteen states have very strict guidelines on how to obtain a medical marijuana card and where you can purchase medical marijuna.
Things you'll need:
- Doctor's approval
- Ailment that can be treated with marijuana
- Find out what your state’s medical marijuana laws are. Before you get stoked about being able to legally smoke with your medical marijuana card, you need to find out what your state’s medical marijuana laws are. Normal.com is a good resource for finding out if your state has medical marijuana laws and what they are.
- Talk to your doctor. Contrary to what some people may tell you, having a medical marijuana card doesn’t allow you to smoke with impunity. To qualify for a medical marijuana card you have to have a condition that can be treated with marijuana. Medical marijuana has been proven effective in the treatment of AIDS, some cancers, anorexia, OCD and a litany of other illnesses and disorders. Your doctor will talk to you about the pros and cons of of treating your illness with medical marijuana and the medical marijuana laws in your state. Ultimately, your doctor is the deciding factor qualifying for a medical marijuana card.
- Get your prescription. If the laws in your state are on your side and your doctor decides that medial marijuana is the right treatment for what ails you, your doctor will give you a prescription for medical marijuana that will allow you to get a medical marijuana card.
- Call your local health department. Before you run out to your local dispensary for your first legal hit, you need to contact your local health department to get further instructions on getting a medical marijuana card. Each state with medical marijuana laws may have different criteria for securing your medical marijuana card. Some states may require you to fill out an application, show proof of residency and official your prescription before issuing a medical marijuana card.
- Time to find a dispensary. The THC-foundation.org is a brilliant resource to find a dispensary near you. Your dispensary will give more information about the different kinds of marijuana available. They will also be able to help you to determine if eating or smoking is going to be the best way for you to take your meds. Most dispensaries are set up to be a comfortable community environment equipped with rooms where you can take your meds if you’re not completely comfortable with the notion of smoking at home.