Updated on January 28, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
Washington is the only state with no medical marijuana patient registry, as per Chapter 69.51A RCW. However, on July 01, 2016, the Cannabis Protection Act will go into full effect, upon which a voluntary state patient authorization database will be instituted. Qualified patients who choose to register with the Medical Marijuana Authorization Database, will be issued a recognition card, also known as a cannabis I.D. card or medical marijuana card.
For purposes of the Department of Health, and law enforcement, the medical marijuana recognition card serves to identify those patients who are exempt from Washington criminal and civil penalties, for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana.
Your Washington marijuana card gives you the right to enjoy the full benefits of medical marijuana in The Evergreen State. You’ll be able to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation to treat conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, nausea, seizures, Crohn’s disease, muscle spasms, intractable pain and any debilitating or terminal condition.
Now, you can use the excellent service offered by MarijuanaDoctors.com to get registered and enjoy the full benefits of your marijuana ID card:
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At the top of the page, you can click on one of the cities in Washington to see a list of doctors working there. After you take a look at their profile, request an appointment to get started.
We’ve provided the following resources to help you have a quick and hiccup-free application and approval process:
Frequently Updated Information on Medical Cannabis — We update our website regularly to ensure you have access to the latest laws on possession, cultivation, transport and use of medical marijuana.
A Guide to Registered Marijuana Dispensaries — You can obtain our guide to the best distributors in Washington. This guide is essential since the state has over 300 stores where you can buy marijuana for medical and recreational use.
Efficient Appointment Booking System — We ensure you’re connected to the right doctor at a time that’s mutually convenient for both of you. We can also help you to contact a drug store before you go there in person.
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As per Washington’s Department of Health, the following outline serves as a guide on how to register for a medical marijuana card:
1. Patients must be a resident of the state of Washington with proof of residency. If you do not have a Washington I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc is acceptable.
2. Patients must be at least 21 years of age.
3. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition — *Learn how to request your medical records
4. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Washington — *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Washington
5. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
6. Once certified, patients may choose to voluntarily register with the state authorization database — effective July 01, 2016. Qualified patients choosing to register with the authorization database, will be ensured legal protection from arrest and prosecution, in addition to a tax break as medical marijuana is sale tax-free. Individuals who choose to register will receive a recognition I.D. card.
7. To register, a patient MUST have a Medical Marijuana Authorization Form completed by the authorizing health care practitioner.
8. *Please note: All applications MUST be printed single-sided, on 8.5 x 11 tamper-resistant paper.
9. To contact the Washington DOH:
Washington Department of Health
Medical Marijuana Program
PO Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98504-7866
Website: Washington Medical Marijuana Program