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As more states continue to pass laws legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, more and more patients are beginning to obtain a prescription for medical marijuana. With an increasing number of studies proving cannabis to be an effective treatment for illnesses such as cancer and AIDS, it is no wonder why patients are seeking out a medical marijuana prescription.

Obtaining a Legal Medical Marijuana Prescription

Not every state has medical marijuana laws. However, in the states that do, the process for obtaining a legal prescription for cannabis is similar. The first step in obtaining a prescription for marijuana is to find out whether you have a condition that is listed as one that is acceptable to get a prescription for marijuana. Each state has its own list. For instance, California lists anxiety as a condition that can be treated with marijuana, while Oregon does not.

After you determine whether your state accepts marijuana as an appropriate treatment for your condition, the next step is to see your doctor or a doctor at a medical marijuana clinic for a recommendation. While there really is no “medical marijuana prescription,” your doctor can recommend cannabis as a form of treatment for your condition. Once you have official recommendation, you will be allowed to grow a certain amount of weed for your own use, or purchase it at a dispensary.

Do I Qualify to Obtain a Prescription for Medical Marijuana?

While the list of conditions that marijuana may be prescribed to treat vary from state to state, following is a short list of conditions that are included in some states:

  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis

If you have been treated unfairly or have been punished for possessing, purchasing or growing medical marijuana, even though you have a doctor’s recommendation, you should contact a marijuana attorney who will fight to defend your rights. At Imhoff & Associates, our attorneys understand how medical marijuana laws work and we are here to ensure that your rights are protected.