Updated on January 31, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
Many patients in need of a medical marijuana recommendation don’t know what to expect from a medical marijuana evaluation. But appointments with medical marijuana doctors are no different than seeing any other type of physician. Your visit is considered part of your confidential medical record and your doctor will only discuss your medical condition and your marijuana recommendation for verification purposes.During your medical marijuana evaluation, your doctor will perform an exam for your condition and request to see your current medical records and any diagnosis documentation you may have. Arrive early to fill out any paperwork.
A legitimate visit with your medical marijuana doctor will include the following:
To ensure a successful visit with your medical marijuana doctor, be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:
Bring one of the following:
Bring along any necessary medical documentation to support your diagnosis. This includes:
Medical marijuana doctors should uphold the same standards as your primary care physician or any other doctor you would trust to care for your health. Medical marijuana doctors are required to practice medicine in full and complete compliance with established legally mandated practice standards. However, the medical marijuana industry is unfortunately plagued with fraudulent doctors who write invalid medical marijuana recommendations or marijuana prescriptions. This means that seeing the wrong doctor could potentially put you in legal jeopardy. Learn more about Medical Marijuana Fraud.