Your Medical Marijuana License
If you are trying to obtain a medical marijuana license, you must learn the regulations and rules set by your state. The stance of every state is different and will impact the process. As of 2018, almost thirty states in the United States including the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. It is important to note the specific regulations and rules for each state differ.
You will be required to provide your medical records for most states including a listing of any injuries, disabilities or conditions medical marijuana can help alleviate. You are also required to have a statement from a doctor recommending using medical marijuana to treat your current condition. In most cases, your doctor must work directly with human services or the department of health for the correct paperwork to be filed.
Proof of residency in your state is required to obtain your medical marijuana license such as a passport or driver’s license. You are required to be a resident by most states to qualify. You will not be able to proceed if you do not have some type of legal identification.
You must be aware of which medical conditions have been approved by your state. A list of qualifying medical conditions should be available at the human services office for your state. This list generally includes cancer, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You must have one of the conditions on this list to qualify for a medical marijuana license.
Your doctor must provide approval stating medical marijuana will assist in relieving the discomfort or pain associated with your specific medical condition. This can be difficult because some physicians do not believe in the pain relief offered by medical marijuana despite the statements of the advocates. You need to gather all the facts to present to your physician to convince him or her that medical marijuana will help you manage your condition.
Most states will only issue you a medical marijuana license for a limited time period such as one year. You will most likely need to wait until your license has expired prior to being able to reapply. Your state health department will be able to inform you regarding the time limit for your state.
Get In Touch with Us to Learn More
You are legally cleared at your state level if you have a license enabling you to use medical marijuana for a medical condition. This means you can use medical marijuana without any concerns regarding potential legal issues. If you are interested in receiving a medical marijuana license, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with ARR Medical Group. At our convenient location in San Juan, our caring and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain things in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!