Online medical marijuana appointments are more common than you think! Often there is a certified marijuana physician available immediately, other times you will schedule a time that is convenient for both of you. The key is to register immediately so you can see the doctor for your evaluation appointment as soon as possible.
In some states, yes!
In fact, there are 23 out of 38 states which allow medical marijuana doctors to see patients online/virtually through a "telemed or telehealth" appointment.
Different cannabis doctors use different methods to see their patients. National Medical Marijuana Card Services works with medical marijuana doctors that can do the entire appointment online via telehealth. A typical appointment takes about 15 minutes to complete.
1. State driver’s license or state ID for identification
2. Medical records so you can discuss what other doctors have diagnosed
3. Medical history form completed. You'll want to share information about your condition and the symptoms. Also, you'll want to review what else you've tried to alleviate symptoms and share your experiences with medical cannabis or other medicine.
4. State MMJ consent form completed
5. HIPAA consent form completed
6. An electronic device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet with a camera and microphone.
Yes. Our patients report these reasons to continue renewing a medical marijuana card:
• You won't have to pay taxes (typically 25%) that recreational users have to pay.
• You may be able to purchase more than recreational customers.
• You may have extra benefits like additional cannabis dispensary hours and delivery if you are a medical patient.
• A certified doctor can assist you with a treatment plan based on your condition.
We've made it easy for any patient to schedule an online appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor via telemedicine. You'll see a certified medical marijuana physician from the comfort of your own home or anywhere else - whatever's most comfortable for you! Once you fill in the patient intake forms, there will be info about the process and service sent to you via email. The doctor will speak with you, answer any questions, review your condition, and approve you if you qualify. The doctor will then email the medical marijuana recommendation direct to you or upload it to your state’s registry. This is what you call a prescription in the world of medical marijuana. You'll need a driver's license or state ID to satisfy your state’s residency requirements. It’s recommended to have medical documentation of your qualifying medical condition and any medication you may be taking. If the physician needs more information, they'll tell you and explain how to get it to them.
Most states compassionate care programs are run by their State Department of Health. The next part of the process is where you register online with your state. Sometimes you apply online first (Pennsylvania), but most times a new user will see the doctor first and then either the physician or you will complete the registration with the state. You'll need your driver's license or state ID again to prove residency. Often there is an annual fee for the patient to pay online. This ranges between $25 and $100. Once you complete this part of the process, you'll be notified that you are approved via email. We find that some states have automatic online approval, but in states where there is a longer approval process, the card is mailed in about 4 weeks. However, your approval email arrives in just a couple of weeks, and you can take that to a cannabis dispensary and purchase products including flower, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, orals, and topicals.
You can check with your state department of health if you need more information or to see if you must wait for the card to arrive via snail mail. The folks there are usually great at giving you an immediate answer.