As hundreds and hundreds of cannabis clinics open and dispensaries across the state, and in light of new laws that amended old ones to allow more than 100 different diseases to qualify people for cannabis treatment, many people wonder if this could be the right alternative medicine for them. Let’s take a look at some of the important aspects of this program so you can determine if cannabis is the right solution for your situation.
Benefits of the Cannabis Medical Card
When medical marijuana laws are being evaluated in this state, they were enacted to protect patients who use the drug legally. If you do not have a card, you can be arrested for using illegal drugs. If you have a state-issued card, you will not be held liable for the possession, transport, use, or cultivation of medical cannabis. In addition, a valid card may be given to a law enforcement officer to show that you are a member of the program and to avoid arrest.
Why the state issues cannabis medical records
The main reason these cards exist is for both identification and protection of the patients for whom this drug is recommended. Think of these cards like any other ID; They allow you to prove that you are a member of the program. In addition, they allow you to access dispensaries so you can buy the medicine you need, and offer you full legal protection from the state’s harsh marijuana laws.
Are you eligible for medical cannabis?
Many people wonder if they are eligible for these cards. The good news is you can do it, as there are over 150 state-approved diseases. The only way to know for sure is to make an appointment at a marijuana dispensary so you can see your doctor today and see if you are coming.
Top four signs of a cannabis clinic scam
Unfortunately, there are some types of scams you should be aware of in order to avoid being scammed using your hard-earned money or issuing a fake card that could be subject to criminal penalties.
- The doctor you saw gave you a card (only the health department can issue cards).
- The doctor you visited did not sign your recommendation form.
- The doctor or clinic will refer you to various marijuana pharmacies.
- You are not given a Patient Rights Booklet during your appointment.