Patient FAQs

Updated on December 20, 2017.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Medical Marijuana FAQs

How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in California?

In order to qualify for Medical Marijuana in the state of California, you must have a written or oral verifiable, recommendation from a California board licensed physician. Once you have your doctor’s recommendation, you can legally grow, consume and possess your medicine under California State Law Proposition 215.

Applicable state(s): CA

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in California?

Patients in California diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Prop 215: HIV/AIDS, anorexia, arthritis; cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraine headaches, persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, including, but not limited to, seizures associated with epilepsy, severe nausea or any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either: substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336); and if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.

Applicable state(s): CA

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How do I book an appointment on MarijuanaDoctors.com?

Booking an appointment on MarijuanaDoctors.com is quick and easy. Simply use the form on our site to search for and compare doctors in your area. Once you’ve selected your physician and appointment time, you can choose to pay in advance or at the doctor’s office. You will receive appointment confirmation and directions to the doctor’s office within 24 hours, and can reschedule at any time if needed.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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How much does it cost to book through MarijuanaDoctors.com?

Booking an appointment through MarijuanaDoctors.com is absolutely free. You only pay for your doctor’s visit, which you can do at their office, or in advance through our online payment system. A typical visit with one of our in-network doctors will cost between $100 and $250.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Vermont?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): VT

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Do I need to be referred by my primary care doctor in order to book through MarijaunaDoctors.com?

No. Anyone who may benefit from medicinal marijuana that lives in a state in which medical marijuana is legalized may use our online booking system.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Do your doctors take my insurance?

No. Insurance companies currently do not cover medical marijuana; therefore none of our in-network doctors accept insurance.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Will my information be kept private?

Absolutely. MedicalMarijuanaDoctors.com will treat your information with the upmost confidentiality. We will never add your name to any state list. And we will only discuss your private information for verification purposes. Your visit to a medical marijuana doctor is considered part of your confidential medical record and your doctor will only discuss your medical condition and your marijuana recommendation for verification purposes. For more information, please view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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What are the standards for admission of doctors into MarijuanaDoctors.com?

MarijuanaDoctors.com has adopted strict standards in evaluating the doctors allowed to join our network of trusted physicians. Only qualified, licensed, USMLE board certified physicians who are in good standing are eligible for listing on MarijuanaDoctors.com. Each physician meets his or her state’s specific requirements for recommending medical marijuana. And each doctor and doctor group is confirmed via telephone by a MarijuanaDoctors.com representative.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

You must provide a valid state-issued ID or Driver’s License, and bring along any necessary medical documentation to support your diagnosis. This includes recent medical records, prescriptions, physician’s letter, chiropractor’s letter, x-rays, MRI’s or any other documentation that you think can help.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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How long is a medical marijuana recommendation valid for?

Recommendations are typically valid for up to one year. We advise you to make an appointment before the expiration date so that you can be re-evaluated and obtain a renewal of your physician recommendation.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in California?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): CA

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Colorado?

In order to qualify for Medical Marijuana in the state of Colorado, you must receive a certification from a physician that is licensed in the state of Colorado that states you will benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana as obtain a Medical Marijuana Registry identification card from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Once you receive both items, you can legally grow, consume and possess your medicine under Colorado Amendment 20.

Applicable state(s): CO

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Colorado?

Patients in Colorado diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Amendment 20: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or any chronic or debilitating disease which produces one or more of the following: cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Applicable state(s): CO

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Colorado?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): CO

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Michigan?

In order to qualify for Medical Marijuana in the state of Michigan, you must have a debilitating medical condition and receive a recommendation from a Michigan Licensed MD or DO stating that you would benefit from the use of medical marijuana. You must then register with and obtain a Medical Marihuana Registry identification card from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP). Once you are approved by the MMMP, you can legally grow, consume and possess your medicine under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

Applicable state(s): MI

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Michigan?

Patients in Michigan diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP): cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures; or severe or persistent muscle spasms.

Applicable state(s): MI

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Montana?

In order to qualify for Medical Marijuana in the state of Montana, you must receive a certification from a physician that is licensed in the state of Montana that states you will benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana and Register with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Please note that the passing of SB 423 has changed the process of registering. You may find the new instructions here: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana/MT/state-id-program

Applicable state(s): MT

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Montana?

a. cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome when the condition or disease results in symptoms that seriously and adversely affect the patient’s health status; b. cachexia or wasting syndrome; c. severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s treating physician and by: * objective proof of the etiology of the pain, including relevant and necessary diagnostic tests that may include but are not limited to the results of an x-ray, computerized tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging; or * confirmation of that diagnosis from a second physician who is independent of the treating physician and who conducts a physical examination; d. intractable nausea or vomiting; e. epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder; f. multiple sclerosis; g. Crohn’s disease; h. painful peripheral neuropathy; i. a central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms; j. admittance into hospice care in accordance with rules adopted by the department; or k. any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition approved by the legislature.

Applicable state(s): MT

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Montana?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Nevada?

Nevada residents can legally grow, consume and possess medical marijuana under Nevada Revised Statutes 453A.120 by obtaining written documentation from a physician licensed in the state of Nevada that they are a qualifying patient and registering with the Nevada State Health Division’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Applicable state(s): NV

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Nevada?

Patients in Nevada diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under NRS 453A.120: Anyone residing in the state of Nevada who is not on probation and is diagnosed with one the following illnesses: HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma or any medical condition or treatment to a medical condition that produces cachexia, persistent muscle spasms or seizures, or severe nausea or pain.

Applicable state(s): NV

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico?

In order to qualify for Medical Marijuana in the state of New Mexico, you must receive a written certification from a physician licensed in the state of New Mexico that states you will benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana as well as Register with the New Mexico Department of Health to receive a registry identification card.

Applicable state(s): NM

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in New Mexico?

• Patients in New Mexico who are hospice patients or are diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act: Severe chronic pain, Painful peripheral neuropathy, Intractable nausea/vomiting, Severe anorexia/cachexia, Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment, Crohn’s disease, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Multiple sclerosis, Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity, Epilepsy, Hospice patients, Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis

Applicable state(s): NM

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in New Mexico?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): NM

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Rhode Island, you must obtain written certification from a physician licensed in the state of Rhode Island that that you are a qualifying patient and register with the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program to receive a registry identification card.

Applicable state(s): RI

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Rhode Island?

Patients in Rhode Island diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the Medical Marijuana Act: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe, debilitating, chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to, those characteristic of epilepsy; severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease; or agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Applicable state(s): RI

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Rhode Island?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): RI

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Vermont?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Vermont, you must obtain a Marijuana Registry Physician’s Medical Verification Form and register with the Vermont Marijuana Registry.

Applicable state(s): VT

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Vermont?

Patients in Vermont diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Senate Bill 7: cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, or the treatment of these conditions, if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms; or a disease, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating, and produces severe, persistent, and one or more of the following intractable symptoms: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe pain; severe nausea; or seizures.

Applicable state(s): VT

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Oregon?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Oregon, you must Obtain written certification from a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO) licensed in the state of Oregon that that you are a qualifying patient and register with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

Applicable state(s): OR

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Oregon?

Patients in Oregon diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for these conditions; Or a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following: cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis; or agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Applicable state(s): OR

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Oregon?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): OR

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Alaska?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Alaska, you must obtain written documentation from a physician licensed in the state of Alaska that that you are a qualifying patient and receive a Registry Identification Card for Medical Use of Marijuana.

Applicable state(s): AK

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Alaska?

Patients in Alaska diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the Alaska Medical Marijuana law: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for any of these conditions or any chronic of debilitating disease of treatment of such diseases, which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following: cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Applicable state(s): AK

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Alaska?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): AK

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Hawaii?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Hawaii, you must obtain a signed statement from your physician affirming that he or she suffers from a qualifying debilitating condition and register with Narcotics Enforcement Division.

Applicable state(s): HI

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Hawaii?

Patients in Hawaii diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Hawaii state law: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or the treatment of these conditions; A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia or wasting syndrome; Severe pain; Severe nausea; Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease.

Applicable state(s): HI

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Maine?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Maine, you must obtain an authenticated, written certification from a physician licensed in the state of Maine, with whom you maintain a bona fide relationship with, stating that that you might benefit from the medical use of marijuana.

Applicable state(s): ME

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Which medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Maine?

Patients in Maine diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the Maine Medical Marijuana Act: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDs, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail-patella syndrome or the treatment of these conditions; a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain; a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the department as provided.

Applicable state(s): ME

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Maine?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): ME

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey?

In order to legally purchase, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of New Jersey, you must obtain an authenticated, written certification from a physician licensed in the state of New Jersey, with whom you maintain a bona fide relationship with, stating that that you might benefit from the medical use of marijuana. A bona fide physician-patient relationship means that the physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care and treatment of your debilitating medical condition. You must also register as a medical marijuana patient with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to receive a Medical Marijuana registry identification card.

Applicable state(s): NJ

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in New Jersey?

Patients in New Jersey diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act: Seizure disorder, including epilepsy, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, glaucoma; severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome resulting from HIV/AIDS or cancer; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, muscular dystrophy, or inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease; terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life or any other medical condition or its treatment that is approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Applicable state(s): NM

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in New Jersey?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): NJ

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Washington?

In order to legally grow, consume and possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Washington, you must first be diagnosed with a qualifying condition, and obtain a written recommendation signed by a Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), registered nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician, medical physician assistant, or osteopathic physician assistant currently licensed to practice medicine in Washington.

Applicable state(s): WA

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Washington?

Patients in Washington diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Measure 692: Cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, spasticity disorders, intractable pain, either acute or chronic glaucoma, Crohn’s Disease, Hepatitis C, or any disease, including anorexia, which results in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, and/or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments.

Applicable state(s): WA

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Washington?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): WA

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Nevada?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): NV

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Hawaii?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.


Applicable state(s): HI

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Maryland?

The state of Maryland currently has no guidelines for patients to qualify to use medical marijuana. However, there is currently a bill in the Senate that if passed, would establish a state-run registry system and allow pharmacies or other state-regulated outlets to dispense medical marijuana to patients who receive a recommendation from their doctor. Maryland’s current cannabis law only provides an affirmative defense for patients using marijuana for medicinal reasons. A recommendation from a licensed physician can be used as verification that you are in fact using marijuana for medical purposes. Consult with your medical marijuana doctor to see if cannabis is right for you. The current medical marijuana law does not protect patients against arrest for possession of marijuana nor does it provide patients with safe and legal access to the medicine. However, there is currently a bill in the Senate that if passed, would establish a state-run registry system and allow pharmacies or other state-regulated outlets to dispense medical marijuana to patients who receive a recommendation from their doctor.

Applicable state(s): MD

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Maryland?

While many medical marijuana states allow patients to use medical cannabis for conditions such as HIV/AIDS, arthritis, cancer and chronic pain, Maryland medical marijuana law does not signify which conditions may be legally treated by medical marijuana. Consult with your medical marijuana doctor to see if cannabis is right for you.

Applicable state(s): MD

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Maryland?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): MD

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in New Jersey?

One of the following conditions, if resistant to conventional medical therapy: seizure disorder, including epilepsy, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, or glaucoma; HIV/AIDs or cancer, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or treatment thereof; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, muscular dystrophy, or inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease; or terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life.

Applicable state(s): NJ

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Washington, DC?

In order to qualify as a medical marijuana patient in DC you must be a resident of Washington, DC and be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition or be currently undergoing a qualifying medical treatment. Then you must obtain an authenticated, written recommendation from a qualified physician and register with Washington, DC’s medical marijuana program to obtain a Medical Marijuana card.

Applicable state(s): DC

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What medical conditions are eligible for medical marijuana in Washington, DC?

HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, cancer, or any other condition, as determined by rulemaking, that is: Chronic or long-lasting; Debilitating or interferes with the basic functions of life; and is a serious medical condition for which the use of medical marijuana is beneficial, that cannot be effectively treated by any ordinary medical or surgical measure; or for which there is scientific evidence that the use of medical marijuana is likely to be significantly less addictive than the ordinary medical treatment for that condition. Patients may also qualify by undergoing any of the following medical treatments: Chemotherapy; The use of azidothymidine or protease inhibitors; Radiotherapy; or any other treatment, as determined by rulemaking, whose side effects require treatment through the administration of medical marijuana in the same manner as a qualifying medical condition.

Applicable state(s): DC

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Washington, DC?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): DC

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Can I grow my own marijuana in DC?

No, DC’s medical marijuana laws forbid patients from growing their own medicine.

Applicable state(s): DC

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As a qualified patient in DC, how much marijuana can I possess?

You may possess up to two ounces of dried medical marijuana.

Applicable state(s): DC

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Arizona?

Patients in Arizona diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under Proposition 203: Cancer, glaucoma or positive status for the human immunodeficiency virus, Hepatitis C, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or the treatment of these conditions, OR a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Applicable state(s): AZ

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How do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Arizona?

In order to legally grow, consume, purchase or possess Medical Marijuana in the state of Arizona, you must obtain an authenticated, written certification from a doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, naturopathic physician or homeopathic physician licensed in the state of Arizona that states that you have been diagnosed with a debilitating condition and that you would likely receive benefit from marijuana. Once you have received your marijuana recommendation, you must register with the Arizona Department of Health Services to obtain a Medical Marijuana card.

Applicable state(s): AZ

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Arizona?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): AZ

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How long is a medical marijuana recommendation valid for?

Your written recommendation only expires if your health care provider has included an expiration date on it. Medical Marijuana cards, however, do have to be renewed.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Where can I find information about the new SB 423?

The DPHHS has helpful FAQs here: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/medicalmarijuana/mmp-faq.pdf

Applicable state(s): MT

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I heard SB 423 is being challenged and may not be implemented into law. Is this true?

MTCIA has filed an injunction that will be heard on June 20-21, if this passes, they will then have some time to collect the signatures needed to overturn SB 423. But in the meantime, the rules of SB 423 apply. This is a sensitive subject that is changing rapidly, and we will keep you posted with any new developments. UPDATE: on June 30, 2011 the Montana courts put a temporary injunction on many elements of the bill. The MTCIA is currently working on getting enough signatures to ban the bill entirely.

Applicable state(s): MT

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What do the changes to SB 423 mean for my caregiver?

Due to changes with SB 423, all caregivers must now register as “providers.” It’s imperative that growers and caregivers complete the necessary paperwork to become a registered provider. Here is a link to the application: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/medicalmarijuana/forms/changerequestform.pdf

Applicable state(s): MT

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Michigan?

Check our dispensary listings to find a dispensary near you.

Applicable state(s): MI

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Who uses MarijuanaDoctors.com?

Doctors from all specialties from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia partner with MarijuanaDoctors.com to connect with thousands of seriously ill patients across the country who use our site to book medical marijuana evaluation appointments every day. We also work to bring patients resources about states where medical marijuana isn’t legal yet.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Are there any special qualifications to be a member of MarijuanaDoctors.com?

MarijuanaDoctors.com has adopted strict standards in evaluating the medical marijuana doctors and medical cannabis clinics allowed to join our network of trusted physicians. First, each physician must meet the criteria for his or her state’s medical marijuana law. Secondly, we have a rigorous vetting and approval process. We review every doctor who joins our network to ensure that each physician is license and in good standing. We check board certification with the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Physician Specialties, and the American Osteopathic Association. And we confirm each physician and medical cannabis clinic to ensure the information provided is correct and valid.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Can I be arrested for recommending medical marijuana?

Absolutely not. Under state law, physicians are protected against any kind of punishment for advising a patient about medical marijuana or providing a patient with a signed recommendation for medical marijuana. Physicians are also protected under federal law by Conant v. Walters, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that doctors cannot be punished—or even investigated—solely for recommending medical marijuana, because doing so is protected free speech. The U.S. Supreme Court let the decision stand.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Can I recommend a dispensary to my patients?

No. Under state law, no doctor should be affiliated with any privately operated club, organization or dispensary and doctors are not authorized to provide information on acquisition of marijuana. However, you can refer them to our dispensary listings, the industry’s best directory where patients can locate and review local marijuana dispensaries & cannabis clubs.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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What if I have multiple locations for my practice?

You must pay a monthly fee for each practice location listed on MD.com. However, you may be eligible for a multi-location discount. Please call for more info.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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How do you protect patients’ confidentiality?

Each of the patients who use our service consents to allow their PHI be used in the booking process and verification process. However we take every opportunity to ensure that patient’s confidential health information is protected and transmitted in line with HIPPA regulations, including using a secure platform and HIPPA-compliant servers.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Alaska?

Any doctor in good standing who is licensed to practice medicine in Alaska OR is an officer in the regular medical service of the armed forces of the United States or the United States Public Health Service while in the discharge of their official duties, or is volunteering services without pay or other remuneration to a hospital, clinic, medical office, or other medical facility in this state

Applicable state(s): AK

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in California?

Any doctor who possesses a license in good standing to practice medicine or osteopathy issued by the Medical Board of California.

Applicable state(s): CA

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Colorado?

Any doctor who maintains a license to practice medicine that is issued by the state of Colorado and is in good standing.

Applicable state(s): CO

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Hawaii?

Any doctor who is licensed in good standing in the state of Hawaii, has authority to prescribe drugs and completes the controlled substance registration in compliance with the Hawaii Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Applicable state(s): HI

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Maine?

Any doctor that is in good standing and licensed as an osteopathic physician by the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure OR licensed as a physician or surgeon by the Maine Board of Licensure.

Applicable state(s): ME

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Michigan?

Any a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) licensed and in good standing in the state of Michigan.

Applicable state(s): MI

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Montana?

Any MD or DO in good standing who is licensed in the state of Montana.

Applicable state(s): MT

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in New Jersey?

Any doctor who is in good standing and is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in NJ.

Applicable state(s): NJ

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in New Mexico?

Any Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant who is in good standing and can independently prescribe and administer controlled substances in New Mexico.

Applicable state(s): NM

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Nevada?

Any doctor who is licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in Nevada and is in good standing with the Board of Medical Examiners or the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Applicable state(s): NV

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Oregon?

Any Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy that is licensed and in good standing in the state of Oregon.

Applicable state(s): OR

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Rhode Island?

Any physician in good standing licensed to practice in RI, MA or CT; or a Physician Assistant or Registered Nurse Practitioner in good standing and licensed to practice in Rhode Island.

Applicable state(s): RI

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Vermont?

Any doctor in good standing who is licensed to practice medicine and prescribe drugs in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts or New York.

Applicable state(s): VT

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Washington?

Medical or osteopathic physicians, registered nurse practitioners, naturopathic physicians, medical physician assistants and osteopathic physician assistants who are licensed and in good standing in the state of Washington.

Applicable state(s): WA

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Who can recommend medical marijuana in Washington, DC?

Doctors who are licensed and in good standing to practice medicine or osteopathy under District law.

Applicable state(s): DC

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How do I cancel or reschedule my appointments?

It’s easy to cancel your appointment in your Dashboard. Please refer to our Doctor Tutorial for detailed step-by-step directions on how to use your Dashboard to schedule and reschedule appointments.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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How do I see more patients?

The most successful physicians and clinics in the MarijuanaDoctors.com network are those with complete, detailed profiles with a high quality picture. To ensure your listing attracts more patients, complete your profile as thoroughly as possible. You should also encourage your patients to write reviews for your listing, which will really help your profile stand out.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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What happens if I don’t respond to my appointment requests?

If you do not respond to appointment requests by confirming or denying within 2 business days, your profile will receive a temporary activity suspension. Please note that if you have 3 or more activity suspensions within 30 days your account will be suspended indefinitely. In that case, you must call MarijuanaDoctors.com customer support and your account will be reinstated on a case-by-case basis.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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Why is my account suspended?

There are three reasons why your account may be suspended: 1. You do not respond to your appointment requests within 2 business days. 2. Your billing information cannot be processed. 3. You do not complete each patient’s post-appointment protocol. (i.e. issue the recommendation, deny the recommendation or mark the patient as a no-show)

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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How do I re-activate my suspended account?

Simply log in to your account and complete all outstanding appointment requests and post-appointment protocols to re-activate your account. Or contact MarijuanaDoctors.com to update your billing information. If you do not login to lift your suspension within 30 days, your account will be indefinitely suspended. If it has been more than 30 days, you must call MarijuanaDoctors.com customer support and your account will be reinstated on a case-by-case basis.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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What medical conditions or ailments are eligible for medical marijuana in Connecticut?

cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder

Applicable state(s): CT

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How do I cancel my membership?

You can cancel your MarijuanaDoctors.com membership through your doctor dashboard or by emailing cancellation@marijuanadoctors.com. All cancellations must be completed within 30 days of the end of your billing cycle.

Applicable state(s): AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WV

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