standard-title Frequently Asked Questions
Are all patients authorized to use marijuana for medical purposes?
Patients who are able to safely access medical cannabis must first live in a state where it’s medically legal, have a diagnosed qualifying condition according to their state’s guidelines, and be certified by a qualifying physician in that state. To learn more about your state’s specific qualifying conditions, we recommend visiting your state’s official website.
What credentials do the physicians of Canna Care Docs have?
All medical providers working with Canna Care Docs are licensed and authorized to practice medicine in their respective states and are in full compliance with those state’s medical cannabis programs. They all possess an extensive, working knowledge of medical cannabis benefits.
Can Canna Care Docs help me if I’ve never used marijuana before?
Yes, we can! Many people come to us that suffer from a debilitating condition that have never used cannabis before. For this reason, our doctors will obtain your full medical history to determine how cannabis can best offer you relief, depending on your need. After your visit, our doctors remain in contact with you to ensure you’re using medical cannabis safely and effectively for your qualifying condition.
Does Canna Care Docs require medical records for certification?
We strongly encourage patients to bring any relevant medical records with them. If a patient needs help obtaining medical records that show diagnosis of a qualifying condition; they can sign the appropriate release for us to do so.
Does Canna Care Docs prescribe marijuana?
We do not prescribe marijuana. A “prescription” is a specific, federally used term that requires a doctor to specify dosage and method of ingestion for a specific type of medicine. Our medical providers will discuss various treatment plans with you, including the use of medical cannabis, to alleviate the symptoms of your qualifying condition. If qualified, you would receive a medical cannabis certification.
How does Canna Care Docs check for the possible history of drug use problems?
All of our medical providers have access to the prescription use database which can be used to check individual prescription history for any past drug use problems. Our staff also provides direct follow-up to patients to ensure their continued safe and effective use of medical cannabis.
What can I expect during my first visit with Canna Care Docs?
When you arrive at one of our clinics, you’ll sign in, provide us with a valid driver’s license or state ID and fill out some initial paperwork. From there, you’ll meet with a Vitals Consultant who will take your vital signs and go over your paperwork. They’ll answer your questions and discuss your state’s medical program, safe access, and applicable laws. They’ll provide you with information on the use of medical cannabis, as well as potential risks and side effects. Then, you’ll meet with a licensed medical provider to discuss your medical history and various treatment options with cannabis for your qualifying condition. After the initial visit, our staff remains available for you to follow-up with should you have additional questions.
How do I renew my certification?
When your certificate is due to expire, you can simply return to the clinic you were certified in or the nearest convenient location to you. Let our front office know you’re there to renew your medical certification and one of our staff will help sign you in and provide you with the appropriate paperwork for the renewal visit. Please make sure you have your valid driver’s license or state ID with you in order to complete the renewal process.