There are medical and recreational marijuana programmes in place at the time of writing. According to best estimates, there are nearly three million medical marijuana patients in the United States, with California accounting for roughly one-third! When you apply for an mmj card, you must usually register with the state’s programme and pay a fee.
You will also need to see a doctor for a medical marijuana evaluation. They will go over your medical history and determine whether you are a good candidate for medicinal marijuana. This guide is intended to assist you in successfully negotiating marijuana evaluations.
What is a medical marijuana assessment?
A consultation with a licensed physician is required for a medical marijuana evaluation. You must schedule an appointment. You can’t get an mmj card without a doctor’s approval, and you can’t get their approval without an evaluation, no matter where you live! The process begins with a medical professional evaluating your candidacy.
To determine eligibility, the doctor examines your medical history and asks you a few questions. You may be required to provide proof that you have one of the current qualifying conditions.
In some states, such as California, the entire evaluation can be completed online! You don’t even have to leave the house. Once accepted, you will receive your mmj card in the mail as usual. These services, however, also provide a temporary ‘digital’ card. In theory, after passing your evaluation, you should be able to purchase marijuana within minutes.
What medical conditions are eligible?
The qualifying conditions differ depending on the state marijuana programme in question. However, the following medical issues are commonly regarded as sufficient grounds for recommending an mmj card:
• Terminal illness
• Severe pain or nausea
• Seizures, including epileptic seizures
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Crohn’s disease
• Parkinson’s disease
• Hepatitis c
• Severe/persistent muscle spasms
• Multiple sclerosis
• Ulcerative colitis
There are several more, but we recommend researching your state’s eligibility requirements. Certain states allow physicians some leeway in mmj evaluations. In California, for example, a patient with any ‘chronic or persistent medical symptom that limits their capacity to engage in a major life activity’ may be eligible for an mmj card.
We’ve heard of some cases where mmj patients were approved for unexpected reasons. Other medical marijuana conditions that may surprise you include:
• A cough
• Cocaine addiction
• Color blindness
• Post-concussion syndrome
• Amblyopic dyslexia
• Writer’s cramp
Where can you get an evaluation for medical marijuana?
In most states, there should be a medical marijuana evaluation centre. Because of the wonders of modern technology, you can find a suitable physician online. Many websites allow you to enter your address and find the closest suitable location. On some sites, you can request an appointment by filling out a hippa-compliant patient-intake form. The chosen provider will then contact you to schedule the appointment.
Fortunately, an increasing number of states now allow online evaluations. In California, companies such as doctors of cannabis offer appointments. Unlike regular assessments, you only pay when your application is approved.