What do the current medical laws that sweep the country mean? How do they work? Contrary to the opinion of many, not just anyone can get medicinal cannabis.

Under these new state laws, you must have at least one disease on a specific list of conditions and this must be diagnosed by a real doctor who recommends cannabis as an appropriate medication.

The doctor provides patients with a written recommendation that it will alleviate the symptoms of their condition. Then, patients have several options open based on the state laws in which they live.

The first option in many states is to simply take your doctor's recommendation letter to a medical marijuana dispensary. Chances are, they'll keep a copy of your letter on file, and from then on, you can buy your prescription container at this dispensary. If you need to move or buy them from somewhere else, you just need to have the doctor's note with you.

The next option is to take the letter from your doctor and send it with certain forms from the health department to your state government. Your state health department will send you a medical card. This card can be used at various dispensaries within your state. This option is necessary in some states and not others, but it must still have a condition so that your doctor can write a letter of recommendation to ingest cannabis.

Most states also offer a third option for patients. You can purchase the letter of recommendation from your doctor and then send it to the state health department with the necessary forms. However, this third option requires that you apply for a medical card in order to grow your own medicinal cannabis. The laws in this area vary not only by state, but also by county in some cases.

A qualified patient may be in the possession of between eight ounces and several pounds, and can grow and maintain from six to fifty plants of variable maturity depending on the county of the state in which he lives. https://www.getcanix.com/blog/which-states-consider-dispensaries-essenti...

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A qualified patient may be in the possession of between eight ounces and several pounds.