How to Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Non-Recreational States
So you want to get cannabis in a non-legal state? Well, in many places, you can opt for a medical card. The medical community has deemed marijuana as a medicine that can benefit many health disorders. To keep this in a legal perspective, lawmakers now make it necessary for those who need the herb to be able to obtain it with the use of a medical marijuana card. Here’s how to get one:
How to get a medical marijuana card in Texas
Before being issued a medical marijuana card, the patient must have medical verification that their illness is certified for marijuana use. The Texas Compassionate Use Act will allow Texans who have a qualifying health condition to be prescribed a low THC marijuana card. Qualification must be done by a doctor who will then issue the medical marijuana card to be honored by marijuana dispensaries that will cultivate, process, and distribute the marijuana. The qualifying health conditions are very limited in this state, but may soon increase to include more health issues.
How to get a medical marijuana card in New York
One of the first things to do is to get in touch with a doctor in New York, then become registered with the official NY Medical Marijuana Program. Once diagnosed with a qualifying condition, you will receive certification from the registered doctor. You must register with the Medical Marijuana Program online with the state of NY Patient Registration System. Once certification from a doctor is received, the cost to apply for the medical marijuana card is $50.00. There are as many as 15 different diseases and illnesses in this state that may qualify a person for a medical marijuana card.
How to get a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma
Like some of the other states, getting a medical marijuana card in the state of Oklahoma is simple and quick. It is, however, a process that must be followed. Also, as with other states, the first step is to find a doctor to consult with. They can determine if there is a qualifying health issue for which you can be certified to receive a medical marijuana card. A doctor can also explain the process, and how to use the marijuana medicinally. The next step is to go online to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and submit an application on the website. It is essential to enter proof of identity, date of birth, proof of residence, phone, email address, physician's contact information, and a digital photo of yourself. The cost for applying in this state is $100.00. If you are a Medicaid or Medicare recipient, the state will lower the cost to $20.00. If qualified, the state will send the card in 14 days, and it is valid for two years unless revoked. Check the laws in your state for information.
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