Do you live in a legal medical marijuana state and are wondering how to become a valid medical cannabis patient? This quick step-by-step guide will help you locate a doctor or clinic that can recommend medical marijuana to help treat your illness or symptoms.
1. Check Out Your State’s List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana
Each state has different qualifying medical marijuana conditions for its patients, and some are more restrictive (or more lenient) than others. It’s important to check up on the laws in your state and read the fine print — certain states allow a recommendation at the discretion of the physician, based on each specific patient and his or her particular symptoms.
2. Obtain Your Medical Records
Contact your primary care physician regarding medical records related to your qualifying condition(s). The doctor will likely ask for health records that are within at least three months of your appointment. Sometimes your primary care physician can send your records right to the clinic during your appointment. Either way, it will save you and your doctor time if you come prepared.
3. Search for a Doctor in Your Area
Click “Find a Doctor” at the top of the Leafly website to see a list of relevant doctors near you. Not all doctors are alike, so it’s helpful to find out more about your doctor or clinic before making an appointment. To help you narrow down your options, read through the doctor listings’ reviews to see how other patients felt about their experience.
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