We recognize that cannabis-based therapies are often able to replace more traditional forms of treatment and help negate the use of opioids and other addictive substances which often can lead to a drug overdose. As a natural medicine, cannabis can ease anxiety, pain, insomnia, nausea, and tremors related to qualifying conditions. Qualifying conditions vary in each state. At National Medical Marijuana Card Services, we believe connecting medical marijuana patients with medical marijuana doctors and providing information on how to obtain a medical marijuana card, ultimately, helps increase a cannabis patient’s quality of life.
National Medical Marijuana Card Services provides knowledge and the basic steps necessary to obtain a medical marijuana card in marijuana legal states. We also provide a simple way for patients to view doctors and dispensaries nearby who are licensed to recommend and dispense medical marijuana. In most legal marijuana states, to become a legal registered medical marijuana patient, you must be added to the Compassionate Use Registry in your state by contacting a physician who is certified to work with medical cannabis patients. Please note to be in possession of medical cannabis, patients and their caregivers must maintain an active medical marijuana card if required in their state.
Before your appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation and certification, you must obtain and provide a copy of your medical records which indicate your diagnosis. Many doctors offer a convenient way to upload your medical records to a secure electronic medical records (EMR) platform. If you don’t have access to the internet or a computer, you may bring paper printed medical records with you to your initial appointment. Without this documentation, the doctor will be unable to review and recommend medical cannabis treatment for you.
It is important medical marijuana patients be able to determine the cannabis-based medicine that best meets their medical needs. The National Marijuana Card Services platform enables patients to journal their medicinal experiences with various marijuana types to determine which strains, indica vs. sativa, formulation ratios, CBD vs THC, and delivery methods suit them best. When taking cannabis-based medicines for the first time, lower dosing often allows patients to examine the effects of the medicine before transitioning to higher doses.
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