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MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSE

In order for a patient to legally grow, possess and consume marijuana, he or she must obtain what is known as a medical marijuana license or identification card.

Who Qualifies

The laws governing medical marijuana vary from state to state, even among the 14 states that have legalized marijuana in the treatment of certain conditions. For instance, each state with cannabis laws has its own requirements for the following:

  • The process for obtaining a doctor’s recommendation to be eligible to apply for a medical marijuana card or license
  • The process of actually obtaining a medical marijuana card or license
  • The fees involved in the application process
  • The legal limit of medical marijuana a patient or caregiver can possess, grow and consume (this includes the amount of loose marijuana and the number of plants)

Even the reasons for obtaining a medical marijuana license vary. In some states, for instance, anxiety is on the list of illnesses that qualify a patient to legally possess marijuana, while in other states it is not. The following is a short list of ailments that may qualify patients (in certain states) to obtain a license for medical marijuana:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • HIV/ AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Migraine headaches
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Anorexia

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana License?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a health condition that is included in the list of ailments accepted for treatment by marijuana in your specific state, the first thing you will need to do is get a recommendation from a doctor. While there is no such thing as a medical cannabis prescription, you will have to get a recommendation from your doctor stating that you are in fact ill. Physicians cannot provide weed to patients, they can only provide a recommendation.

For more information about the laws in your city associated with medical marijuana licenses, contact our marijuana attorneys today. We can answer any questions you have and help you understand your legal options and rights.


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