5 Things You Didn’t Know About Getting a Medical Marijuana Prescription

Medical marijuana is legal now in 29 states and Washington D.C., but there is still a lot of confusion around the medicine, especially regarding the prescription. Marijuana treats a number of illnesses and pain, but in order to treat and access medical marijuana, patients are required to have a medical marijuana card. In order to access a medical marijuana card, patients seek help from medical marijuana doctors who specialize in cannabis to grant them “recommendations”. A recommendation is simply just a licensed doctor’s consent to access medical marijuana, because doctors aren’t allowed to “prescribe” medical marijuana under federal law, though state laws allow patients to access and consume.

Patients can easily receive their medical marijuana prescriptions and cards online by simply filling out the standard medical forms and video conferencing with a doctor. The conversation with the doctor only takes five to ten minutes to fully evaluate a patient and grant them their prescription. Once they have their medical marijuana cards, they are valid for a year, so patients must renew their cards annually. Depending on the state, the card renewal doesn’t typically require a full evaluation, so patients can easily go online again and video conference with their doctors.


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