How to Get a Medical Marijuana ID Card
A lot of people are wondering how to get a medical marijuana ID card, more commonly known as a cannabis card. The reality is, these state-issued cards are not something you can simply apply for by just walking into a government office. These cards are only issued by local public health departments, which require the fulfillment of certain procedures during the application process.
The good news is that 18 states plus Washington DC have enacted laws to legalize cannabis for medical patients. However, they have also put into place rigid regulatory programs to ensure that only those who are in need can benefit. If you don’t have a card, that means your use of cannabis is illegal and you can be prosecuted for it, even if you can prove that the uses are medicinal.
To get a cannabis card, first, you need to make an appointment with a cannabis doctor. Be sure to bring your medical history and other necessary documents to the appointment. If you qualify, get a signed medical marijuana recommendation. Next, submit this recommendation along with the necessary documents and fees to your local public health department. If everything is in order, your public health department will approve your application and issue you your very own medical marijuana ID card. Medicinal cannabis can be obtained from a medical marijuana dispensary.