Over the years, many myths have been spread about cannabis, as well as a mass of confusing information. Nevertheless, studies have proven that cannabis is less addictive than, for instance, alcohol and, in addition, can be used for medical treatment. From as early as the mid-18th century, cannabis became a popular medicine. Cannabis liquids were used for migraines, neuroses and intestinal ailments. They were available without a prescription. Unfortunately, due to prohibition from as early as 1914 until the 1930s, it was outlawed in 46 US states. Nowadays, with access to a wider database and research, we have more and more options when it comes to accessing cannabis. For example, you can apply for a medical cannabis card in the state of Colorado. Such a document can only be issued to us by a state-appointed MMJ doctor. Nevertheless, let’s zoom in on the application process for such a card and how we should go about it.
Free initial inspection
The free form only takes a few minutes to complete and may result in a quicker response to your questions. You will receive feedback within 24 hours on whether you qualify to continue applying for MMJ. If your form is successful, you should then move on to the next step, which is to make an appointment with a dedicated MMJ doctor. This kind of doctor should have a state licence, which is proof that he or she has all the necessary qualifications to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
Go to an appointment with an MMJ doctor
The second phase, after making an appointment with your doctor, is the appointment itself. It must take place face-to-face, at one of the specified locations in Colorado. What do you need to prepare for during this appointment? First and foremost, the doctor will ask you a ton of questions about your medical condition and why you need to obtain an MMJ card. During the appointment, the nurse practitioner will assess whether your condition qualifies you for the coveted prescription.
Who qualifies for MMJ and under what circumstances?
Among the illnesses and ailments covered under the Medical Marijuana Card Act framework will be chronic pain, nervous system disorders and even HIV or AIDS, nausea, persistent muscle spasms, epileptic seizures, and PTSD. Cancer patients will also receive a prescription, as will those with conditions treated with opioids. Once issued, a medical card does not stay forever, so patients need to visit their doctor every year to get a new recommendation.