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Frequent Asked Questions

  1. The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana vary from state to state but some of the recurring ones include cancer, glaucoma, MS, PTSD and chronic pain. However, in many states the list is much longer; California, for example, has 49 qualifying conditions.

  2. It is 100% legal to apply for and receive your medical marijuana doctor’s recommendation online. We only partner with fully-licensed healthcare professionals. Not only is the process entirely legal, it is also rapid, secure and convenient.

  3. Many MMJ laws vary from state to state, so it is important to refer to your specific state’s laws. Currently, 33 states have legalized medical maijuana and 29 of those states allow adults who are over the age of 18 to possess cannabis for medical purposes. Others require a minimum age of 21. It’s best to check on your local government website for information on specific state rules and laws.

  4. Yes, you can get an MMJ card renewal online. The process is the same as your initial application. You will need to renew your medical marijuana recommendation every year.

  5. Again this differs from state-to-state and is at the discretion of each individual government. Out of the 33 states in which medical marijuana is legal, some levy a sales tax on MMJ and some do not. When they do, they are often the same or close to the state’s general sales tax rate.

  6. The type of strain that is best for you is dependent on what condition you suffer from. Some strains support the reduction of chronic pain, while others may help patients with anxiety to relax and sleep better. Consulting with both your doctor and your local dispensary will help you make an informed decision.

  7. Many patients who use MMJ report that it can lessen the symptoms of certain chronic diseases. Patients also report that MMJ helps ease the symptoms associated with a number of mental conditions, primarily anxiety-related disorders. How MMJ benefits you specifically will depend on your condition.

  8. Again, the rules on growing medical marijuana vary from state to state. It is vitally important that you consult with your own state’s laws and regulations before attempting to grow your own medical marijuana, as what’s legal in some states could land you a conviction in others.

  9. The country and its various governments are still getting used to medical marijuana as a whole, so there is no easy answer to this question. Some states have implemented a medical marijuana reciprocity program, which entitles card holders from another state to buy MMJ in their state. Others require tourists to apply for a state-exclusive MMJ card. Make sure to check the laws in the specific state you intend to visit.

  10. As with any medication, there are potential side-effects from using medical marijuana; however, the reported instances of these side-effects are quite rare. Additionally, any potential side-effects are often far milder and more manageable than those experienced with most prescription medications. The other thing to remember is that MMJ will affect each patient differently. Consult with your doctor prior to use to discuss any potential side-effects.

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