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Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

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.

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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. Also, our new MyDoc Recommendation program is absolutely free and your doctor visit may be covered by your insurance. The MyDoc program is designed to educate physicians unfamiliar with marijuana treatment and laws on the benefits and legalities, and to simplify the process of issuing you a recommendation.

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

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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. However, our new MyDoc Recommendation program helps you visit your own primary care physician for a medical marijuana recommendation, which means you will most likely be able to use your insurance for that visit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Washington, DC?

Under the new law, D.C. Health Department officials will oversee the creation of up to eight dispensaries where medical marijuana patients may purchase cannabis. Washington, DC is currently in the process of setting up its cannabis dispensaries.

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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.

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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.

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