As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit last year and people were looking for ways to cope with the situation, interest in medical cannabis spiked.
For example, in Massachusetts, the total number of new registered medical marijuana patients increased by almost 200% from the end of March to the beginning of April last spring. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine found that marijuana use was associated with less severe depression symptoms.
Different states have different processes for obtaining a medical marijuana card, but they all share some similarities.
To get a medical cannabis card, you must meet certain criteria. You must have one of the specific medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be used. First, you should check out your state’s list of conditions for which medical marijuana may be used. Then talk to your doctor about whether he thinks you could benefit from using medical marijuana to treat that condition.
The laws surrounding medical marijuana vary from state to state, including which conditions qualify for its use.
HIV and AIDS
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The first thing you need to do is speak to your doctor about getting a medical marijuana card. You may need medical cannabis for certain conditions. Your doctor will help you decide whether you’re eligible for medical cannabis and will talk to you about any possible risks or side effects. Once you’ve received your doctor’s approval, then you can proceed with the procedure.
Most states require patients to register their names with the state’s medical marijuana registries, which you can usually do online. You’ll need to show proof that your physician has given his/her approval for medical marijuana to treat your condition.
If you want to register for the program, you must first create an online account where we can submit your application and doctors’ approval. Registering for an account also helps keep track of your information in case you ever need to renew your medical cannabis card in the future. You’ll need to provide your own credentials if you’re applying for a card through a caregiver.
You’ll probably need to pay the fee for a medical marijuana card. You can pay for the service at different prices depending on where you live. After you’ve got your card, you can go out and buy medical marijuana.