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Learn How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card Online NOW

Most of us cannot reach our doctors on the telephone when a question or concern comes up. It’s either Urgent Care or the Emergency Room if we can’t wait for an appointment. But in every state, that is not the case for medical marijuana. So how can I get a medical marijuana card online?

If, like me, you have come to accept doctor visits that involve the doctor sitting across the room inputting answers into their laptop rather than as a result of an actual hands-on examination, then you’ll not be surprised to learn the process for obtaining a medical marijuana card online.

At this very point in time, you can get a medical marijuana card online along with a recommendation to legally purchase medical cannabis in New York, California, and Nevada.

How Much of a Shift In Practice Do Online Medical Marijuana Cards Represent?

Does an online medical exam for a medical marijuana card seem odd to you? Truthfully, it’s an extension of what is already taking place. We tell the doctor what’s happened to us and together, patient and doctor, determine the cause. Legal medical cannabis is probably one of the best reflections of the rise of the empowered patient, the changing status of healthcare and the era of personalized medicine.

We’re now talking in the virtual examination room where real doctors recommend, rather than prescribe, but we have no idea where, in the physical sense, these doctors are.

How Do Online Medical Marijuana Cards Work

In California, this is how it works.  The doctors recommend the use of medical marijuana (cannabis) to patients based on a medical evaluation conducted via video.  The recommendation then allows the patient to enter a medical marijuana (cannabis) dispensary to print the recommendation in the comfort of their home  and purchase marijuana (cannabis) medications. Doctors do not, however, dispense.

In California, medical marijuana can be recommended for a wider variety of conditions than in a state like New Jersey or New York. California recognizes “the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other chronic illness for which marijuana provides relief, including insomnia, anxiety, stress, or PTSD.” That is not the case in NY.

What Is The Difference Between A Recommendation And A Prescription

Here is the pivotal question: do you know the difference between a recommendation and a prescription? “Rather than prescribing marijuana since the plant itself is still considered a Schedule 1 substance along the lines of ecstasy and LSD, with no purported medical use, and illegal on a federal level, healthcare providers “recommend” medical cannabis through a state-regulated legal process,” according to CannaBusiness Law, such as the one I described above.

Just as toll plaza workers disappeared on turnpikes in the northeast only to be replaced by E-ZPass toll system, many of us will live to comfortably accept being screened by robots for our medical concerns.

Do you feel this is an intrusion on your privacy or is getting a medical marijuana card online one way to stop hiding in the bushes about who you really are?

I am really interested in what you think about this. As we will learn to speak the language of legal cannabis we increase our alternatives for living better lives as we age.

Leave your comments below.

 

8 Comments

  1. I appreciate all info you are providing us with, thank you. This is a field I am just learning about, so much to absorb.

    • Mommy Powers we are both just learning. How is it possible that I know so little is the question I keep asking myself. Please keep commenting, asking questions, sharing the posts and I promise to keep sharing resources, knowledgeable friendships and organizations working to support our education. Lifelong learning is where it is at.

  2. Canna Boomer, you are right on. Telemedicine is here and will continue to grow. I often email or have a short phone chat with my doctor for minor issues. I don’t think it’s an evasion of privacy. I think it adds more privacy. If you are in your own home conversing with a doctor via phone or video chat, it is very private. Thank you for the link to Dr. Rachna Patel, I hope more doctors follow her lead, new cannabis consumers have many questions. California also offers (but does not advertise/market the info), a Medical Marijuana ID Card Program: “The MMICP Web-based registry allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of a qualified patient or primary caregiver’s MMICP as authorization to possess, grow, transport, and/or use medical marijuana within California.” It is voluntary. I don’t know many who apply to be in this database, which is very public. Thank you for the great article!

    • Hello Pam. Thanks for reading this piece. It means a lot to me. Cannabiscloset.org a fountain of information of the highest order. Your mention that” California also offers (but does not advertise/market the info), a Medical Marijuana ID Card Program: “The MMICP Web-based registry allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of a qualified patient or primary caregiver’s MMICP as authorization to possess, grow, transport, and/or use medical marijuana within California” is a case in point of the benefit (curated knowledge)you bring to your readers. I certainly didn’t know this and I’d have to think about how I’d feel about being listed in a database such as this. Pleasure.

  3. I hadn’t thought about robotic evaluations and screenings, but I think you’re on the money! Artificial intelligence is allowing more and more “service” jobs to be automated. Thanks for this informative article on the prescription situation — very helpful as I am starting from not knowing any of it.

    • Yes Celia, thanks for reading. There are the small incentives that force people to cooperate and buy in. Your tolls are more expensive if you require the service of a human versus using the EZpass. We are all learning as we go. Your comments and feedback help the entire community. After writing this, it prompted other questions. For example, is my medical marijuana card only good in the state in which it is issued? I am guessing yes, but I don’t know.

  4. Thank you for the post on how to get a medical marijuana card online now. I kind of like the ability to get a card online and not have to go to a doctors office. That way your only trip would be to go to the dispensary.