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Preparing for Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana legalization is coming to North Carolina, and soon patients suffering from severe or persistent health symptoms and conditions will be able to medicate for relief.

In the meantime, we encourage you to browse our website and take advantage of all it offers. Marijuana Doctors remains committed to helping patients better understand cannabis, CBD, and their therapeutic health benefits. Our medical marijuana doctor network is a trusted source for recreational and medicinal cannabis users everywhere.


How to Get a Medical Card in North Carolina


When the time comes, you can visit us online to screen medical marijuana doctors and schedule an appointment for a marijuana treatment evaluation. Patients should be prepared to provide a recent copy of their medical records and a valid identification card and to discuss their medical concerns with a qualified medical marijuana physician. Certification from a licensed physician is necessary for patients to apply to the medical marijuana program in their state.


Medical marijuana treatment consultations are fast and convenient. Our licensed medical marijuana providers provide certifications for most medical conditions. Patients complete their evaluations and receive their medical marijuana certifications in less than 30 minutes.


Once approved, patients can submit their applications to the state. Approved applicants will receive a physical card by postal mail. Patients can visit any state-licensed dispensary of their choice in North Carolina after they receive their medical marijuana cards. North Carolina patients must see a licensed physician to renew their medical marijuana certifications. Marijuana Doctors sends notifications for renewal consultations prior to expiration to help patients avoid treatment interruptions.

What Happens After Your Medical Card Evaluation?

Get Your Medical Card

The process of issuing medical cards to North Carolina patients is still to be determined. But many states allow patients to download and print their medical card for temporary use, until the permanent card arrives in the mail. That means patients can visit a dispensary sooner.

Visit a Dispensary

Bring your medical card, and government-issued ID to the dispensary. You will need both forms of identification to visit a North Carolina dispensary and buy marijuana products. If your medical card or photo identification is expired, you will not be permitted to purchase at the dispensary.

Save Money

Not only can North Carolina patients save money as they are not taxed for medical marijuana, but there are also other ways your medical card can save you money. Many dispensaries provide discount days throughout the week.

Get Priority Access

When the lockdown happened, stores closed. But two types of businesses (pharmacy and dispensary) were designated an "essential service" in legalized states. That mean that they could stay open and serve patients. North Carolina Patients with health needs always come first.

Schedule a Followup

The North Carolina Medical Cannabis Advisory Board established that doctors must have a bona fide relationship with the patient. That means you will need to schedule more than one appointment with the physician for your medical card health evaluation (G.S. 90-113.116). And follow-up appointments to review changing health conditions or symptoms.

Renew Your Card

Once you get your North Carolina medical card, don't forget to renew it! There will be an expiration date that you can see on the front of your card. It can take time to get a doctor's appointment for your health check. Don't let your North Carolina MMJ card expire. The current proposed cost of renewal is $50.00.

How to Qualify for Medical Marijuana in North Carolina

Qualification guidelines are in the works, but there’s nothing definitive in place just yet. Below is a tentative list of requirements for medical marijuana patients in North Carolina. 

  • Patients must be 21 or older
  • Have an official diagnosis of a qualifying medical condition
  • Be a permanent state resident

These provisional requirements may change. We’ll update them when it’s time.

What Medical Conditions Will Be Approved for a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card?

Until legalization occurs, we can only provide a tentative list of medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Below are the most commonly approved diseases and medical conditions across the country.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Epilepsy or other seizures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cachexia (weakness and wasting due to chronic illness)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic or debilitating pain
  • Arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Crohn’s disease 
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Sickle-cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or severe injury
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Fibromyalgia

Ready to become one of the first people in North Carolina to get a medical marijuana card? Marijuana Doctors can show you the way. Subscribe to our email list today to receive the latest updates and news on North Carolina medical marijuana legalization.

What About Low THC or CBD?

Despite the current atmosphere around marijuana legalization in the state, residents are allowed to medicate their ailments away with CBD. Those with intractable epilepsy may qualify to use low THC strains of cannabis, containing less than 0.3% THC. Full spectrum CBD is authorized for patients without restrictions. However, foods and beverages containing CBD are prohibited.

Submit your information and receive a call back from a certified medical marijuana doctor. It’s that easy!

Whether you visit your doctor in-person or online, your information is 100% confidential. Our system is HIPAA-compliant and your data is secured.

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All practitioners on are board-certified. We verify that each provider is state-licensed and in good standing.

Medical card evaluation fees vary by provider. Our practitioners believe in providing safe and affordable access to medical marijuana.

According to § 105-164.13. Retail sales and use tax of Senate Bill 711 in North Carolina, residents with a medical card will not pay any retail tax on cannabis products. As long as they are purchased through a medical dispensary. If North Carolina legalizes recreational cannabis, retail purchases for adult use will be taxed.