What It Means to be a Registered Patient

Cannabis has long been held to help relieve symptoms associated with medical conditions like cancer, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. Studies are continuously being conducted around the world to substantiate these assumptions. A recent study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals that an active component of marijuana has anti-tumor effects.

If you have a loved one who’s currently dealing with cancer, the option of using medical marijuana to minimize associated symptoms is worth considering. However, your loved one has to undergo a process and register as a patient first before he or she can get access to medical cannabis from licensed dispensaries. What does it mean to be a registered patient?

Registration rules vary from state to state, but basically, this means that patients will first have to verify with their doctor if their condition qualifies and if cannabis will be helpful. Afterward, they need to fill out a patient application form. This is typically available online through their state’s Department of Health website.

Patients can choose to designate a caregiver on their behalf to pick up the medical cannabis. The caregiver can either be a professional or a non-professional caregiver. Having a designated caregiver is a smart option for patients who find it difficult to head out to dispensaries themselves. Patients, though, will have to submit a form stating an individual as their designated caregiver.

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Posted on September 16, 2014, in Dispensaries, Health, Health Services, Marijuana, Products and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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