How do you get a medical cannabis card? Are you living in the state of Colorado? Are you a medical patient? Do you have a medical condition that qualifies for a medical cannabis card? These are just some of the questions that need to be answered before you even think about getting a card. You also should make a distinction whether you want to use the medical card for your illness or for recreational use or for both. There is a lot of confusion that consumers have concerning this matter. Yes, there are people who are recreational cannabis users, but not all states have approved recreational use yet. There are certain guidelines to follow, whether you want to consider both, especially if you want to enjoy the benefits of quality and availability.
The Registration Process
First thing that you should do is to go to the state website and register as a resident of the state. Registration is easy and it is quick. In fact, it should only take five minutes. Input your information into the form and submit. Doing so will allow you to make a doctor’s appointment even faster. The personal information that you input into the form will never be made public. It will be kept confidential since the information is sensitive. It will be treated the same way as information on your medical records. This is in conjunction with the HIPPA guidelines and rules
Cohen Medical Centers
Once your personal details have reached an MMJ doctor in your local area, it is recommended that you go to one of the Cohen Medical Centers to receive compassionate and courteous attention. Be sure that you choose a doctor that is in good standing with the state of Colorado so that your application gets accepted.
Be sure to explain to the doctor what your medical condition is. Be honest about everything while you are at your appointment. This includes letting the doctor know if you have used marijuana before and how it has aided you in a medical sense. The doctor will definitely want to know certain things like:
- Qualifying medical condition
- Consumption method
- Frequency of use
- Amount consumed
Be direct and forthright as the doctor wants to act in your best interest. The doctor’s responsibility is to assess whether you should use marijuana as a viable treatment. The doctor will make specific recommendations about your situation to the state about your medical marijuana card application.
Qualifying Medical Conditions
What are the qualifying medical conditions that you should be aware of? In the state of Colorado, here are some of them:
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Reflux Disorders
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Severe Nausea
- Persistent Muscle Spasms
- Severe/Chronic Pain
Non-Qualifying Medical Conditions
Here are some of the medical conditions that do not qualify for a medical cannabis card. If you have any of these illnesses, then you won’t be considered:
- Clinical Depression
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Bipolar Disease
- Severe Anxiety
- Tourette’s Syndrome
Complete the online process once you are approved for a medical cannabis card and get your card printed out because you will need that medical cannabis card for the doctor’s visit and for your marijuana dispensary visit.
When you do have your medical cannabis card, you will benefit from lower cost of cannabis products, access to products with CBD strains, and a reduction in taxes during purchase. Bear in mind that you will be allowed to possess more than an ounce of weed for recreational use and six plants for medical use and for marijuana cultivation. Learn more about getting a medical cannabis card in other states by visiting the Cannabis Training University.
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