In some states, patients can apply for a state marijuana card if they succeed to qualify under medical conditions that are listed and outlined by the DHS (Department of Health Services) that is valid in their state. Marijuana for medicinal use is legalized in each of the states mentioned above, but every state has individual jurisdiction laws. Those laws are about rules on possession, use, distribution, selling, harvesting and growing medical marijuana. Failing to follow them will lead to numerous fines and possible jail time.
The Necessity of this Card
marijuana medical card is a quite serious thing, and you should pay attention where you are getting one. They not only prove that you are registered to receive this kind of medicine, but it is also about common sense and legality. If a patient does not have this card in their state, by law both state and federal, they actions will be illegal. Those patients who use marijuana illegally can be subjected to harsh criminal and civil penalties.
The person can use marijuana for medicinal purpose only after getting evaluated, recommended and in possession of their marijuana medicinal card. This is a process of registration, and it will separate the patients who will be and the patients who will not be allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purpose. So, to use marijuana as a medicine, a patient can do it only through a card that is giving him/her access to the medicine they need through the medical marijuana wellness centers, clinics, collectives, and dispensaries.
This card is the way for officials to be sure that you are a patient who is registered in his/her state, all in order of avoiding possible issues that illegal possession of marijuana can bring. Medical marijuana cards can be issued only by the Public Health Department or Human Resources Department that is within the state in which a patient lives. The card has to be renewed every year through the same process. Medical documentation that is requested upon this needs to be valid to renew your card.
In which states can you get one?
From December 2017 medical marijuana is legalized in 29 states and both medical marijuana cards and medical marijuana are given to patients who are facing pain from numerous types of diseases, illness, chronic pain and chronic symptoms, and debilitating conditions that cant be eased with opiates of high-dosage. With a goal to help them get rid of debilitating effects of their conditions, and with a purpose to help patients to improve the quality of life they are having, medical marijuana can be an alternative and natural medicine that can help.
From the beginning of 2018 medical marijuana is legal in these states: West Virginia, Washington, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Ohio, North Dakota, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nevada, Montana, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Illinois, Hawaii, Florida, Delaware, Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arkansas, Arizona and Alaska.