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How Can I Get a Medical Cannabis Cards?



Medical cannabis cards are photo ID cards that are issued by the public health department in the states that have legally authorized medical marijuana programs for suffering patients in need. There are currently 15 different states where they issue medical cannabis cards, as well as in DC. For persons who are residing in states where voters have approved ballots legalizing marijuana for medicinal usage, it can be difficult to know where to turn if they are seeking this natural form of alternative medicine. In fact, most people often wonder “how do you get a cannabis card? To better provide some insight into this seemingly complicated issue, here are some things that can better apprise you as to what steps need to be taken in order to be legally issued a marijuana card.


Top 10 Things to Know AboutHow Can I Get a Cannabis Card

1. Each state has different ailments that are covered for the issuance of a medical cannabis card. The best way to know what your state’s requirements are is to look up the information on their public health department website.

2. California covers the most ailments, with more than 100 covered for patients seeking to access the medical marijuana program.

3. Only a licensed and approved state doctor can provide you with a legal medical marijuana evaluation.

4. You have to see a doctor first, then be examined, then get a written letter of recommendation for a medical cannabis card before one can be issued to you by your state.

5. Your doctor’s signature must be on the recommendation for it to be valid.

6. After you get your recommendation, you must submit it along with a valid photo ID, any application fees and other necessary documents to your state health department for approval.

7. The state will review your application and decide to approve or reject it. If they approve it, they will issue you a valid medical cannabis card.

8. Your medical cannabis card is only valid for the period of one year, after which you must renew it in your state to enjoy the legal protection that it offers.

9. Holders of state issued medical cannabis cards are protected from legal prosecution for possessing, transporting, using, and in most states growing, medical cannabis.

10. A medical cannabis cards cannot be shared, nor can your medicine. If you have a caregiver, they must be approved by the state and issued their own card.







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