Has this ever happened to you?
One day you’re out for a nice evening stroll when out of nowhere a wild gang of highly trained, rogue opossum ninjas begin to follow you.
They scamper through gutters and people’s yards, hiding in the shadows behind garbage cans stopping but for a brief snack and sip of water only to catch up to you as quickly as they had stopped to break from their pursuit.
You begin to worry a bit and tell yourself it's only the joint that your buddy hooked you up with and it must be some potent ganja, but then you look back again and the opossum gang is still there and getting closer...
So, you begin to run, and in doing so, twist your ankle and fall down.
Then, you look back up and it turns out the opossums weren’t actually trying to catch you but were just neighborhood cats and there was a fish market halfway up the block ahead of you and they knew it was the time that all the excess fish got put in the alley for them to feast on.
But now you’ve got a sprained ankle and feel silly about the whole situation.
Now that you have injured yourself and need to go see a doctor for the pain in your foot, you are well on your way to getting a medical marijuana card.
This situation hasn’t happened to us, but if it did to you, then we are sorry for your pain and possible PTSD from the whole ordeal and we have some good news!
You are more than likely qualified to get your medical marijuana card!!
Many states are now fully legal both medically and recreationally, however some states still are only medically legal.
For some, having a medical card and being able to legally carry and consume cannabis as the medicine it is, can be the difference between living a happy, productive, pain-medicated life through cannabis and getting a potentially dangerous pain medication prescription.
We here at Cannasaver think everyone should have safe access to medicine that fits their life and works with their body and mind.
In this blog, we’ll give you some tips on how to get a medical card in your state and some helpful tips to get you through the process it takes to get one.
If you are thinking about getting your card, we have found that having your medical card can be the difference between a large ticket or worse and being let go by an officer of the law if you are ever in a sticky situation with cannabis. No pun intended.
There have been times for us that we have been pulled over in a state where cannabis is not recreationally legal but is medical, had our medical card, and been let go with our medicine.
Now, this isn’t always the case and it won’t get you out of a Driving While Under the Influence ticket if the officer deems you are intoxicated (and we strongly discourage you from driving under the influence), but it definitely doesn’t hurt to have if you are ever in any situation.
The first step is acquiring proof that you have a condition that can be treated through medical cannabis.
Luckily, the list is pretty long.
Diseases affecting the immune system like HIV/AIDS or Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Eating disorders such as anorexia
Mental health conditions like schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Wasting syndrome (cachexia)
Once you have documented proof that you have one or more of these conditions, it’s time to do a Google search of cannabis doctors in your state. There will probably be a long list of doctors so we recommend picking one near to you.
Oftentimes, these doctors will do events where they travel around the state and see many patients in one day. We have seen a decrease in the number of doctors in some states where cannabis has become recreationally legal.
After you’ve seen your doctor and have the signed form for the state indicating you are prescribed medical marijuana, you will need to mail it into the licensing office along with your other supporting documents so that they may issue you a medical card.
In many states, there are still benefits to having your medical marijuana card.
For example, in Colorado having your card allows you to buy stronger cannabis products at lower prices.
You are allowed to carry more cannabis with you at one time.
You are allowed to grow more plants to produce your medicine.
There isn’t much of a downside to getting your card but only a larger upside.
Check out some of our medical marijuana deals here at Cannasaver and have fun tokin, jokin, and smokin with your buds!