First, start with The Doc App and register. This will keep you up to date on your appointments, physician info, nearby dispensaries, and link you with an educator. You will then book your appointment with the physician. Follow the instructions and pay the physician fee, which is usually around $200.
Then, follow the prompts to pay the $75 fee to the state. This may be in a separate email, from the state.
You will be able to track the status of your application, which is also where you pay the state fee, and complete the process: Medical Marijuana Use Registry
Your physician’s appointment is the last step. They are very knowledgeable and will recommend what would help your medical issues, while answering any questions you may have.
This process usually takes 7-10 days. You will receive an email once your application is approved. At that point, you can immediately shop at a dispensary. The email includes your card id number and you will be in the system, so you can shop while you wait for your card to arrive. I highly recommend going online and browsing each dispensary to get a view of their products.
Dispensaries can be competitive so take advantage of this and be open to shopping around rather than sticking to one place. Of course, you will find your favorites but specials and deals vary throughout the week. Most dispensaries offer a big discount for your first order. Some offer veteran or disability discounts, so ALWAYS ask about what discounts and specials are available.
You don’t have to smoke in order to use cannabis. There are several ways to partake, other than flower: vape, capsules, tinctures, and topicals.
You also do not need a medical marijuana card if you only want to use CBD. Don’t forget that I offer several CBD products in my Shop: prerolls, tinctures, skincare, and salves. In order for CBD to be legal, it must contain less that 0.3% THC.
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