Currently Canna Care Docs is hiring Medical Doctors for the following states:
~ Rhode Island
NOTE: We are not encouraging Maryland residents to come in for their evaluations until the Commission has posted the “Patient Registration” online. There is little value to obtaining a written certification prior to full state recognition of patient status. Also, there could be delays to medication being available at dispensaries. We want patients to receive the full value of their evaluation. However, if a patient feels firmly that they need the legal protections that may be afforded due to having a written recommendation from a physician, we can accommodate them.
Does my condition qualify me for medical cannabis?
Our physician can issue a written certification for any severe condition which has not been relieved by other medical treatments that in their judgement could reasonably be expected to be relieved by cannabis therapy. Our physician can also certify a patient for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes severe loss of appetite, wasting, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or severe or persistent muscle spasms, or glaucoma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Should I do anything prior to my appointment?
Collect any medical records you may have. At some point in the future you will be able to register with the commission online.
What should I bring to my appointment?
General medical documentation of the condition you wish to be certified for. Government issued photo ID. A photo of yourself to be used for identification purposes.
What type of service do you provide, and what is the fee?
We provide a consultation with our cannabis councilor who can provide information for beginners who need to learn the basics about cannabis, as well as to those who are more advanced in their experience. From there you meet with our extremely knowledgeable and compassionate physician who will give you a thorough evaluation. If the physician feels that the benefits of cannabis outweigh the risks, and that you may benefit from cannabis therapy they will electronically fill out the Physician Recommendation Form. The cost for this service is $200, payable by cash or card.
Is there a registration fee for the Medical Cannabis Program?
No, there is not a fee for a patient to register with the state.
Will I receive an ID card? A specific ID card will not be necessary to access the dispensaries; your state issued photo ID will be all you need. However, if you would like an ID card for traveling out of state, you may request a patient ID card for $50 from the state.
Do I have to register with a specific dispensary? No, you will be free to use any dispensary of your choice throughout Maryland.
Can I grow my own Cannabis? No, home cultivation has not been approved.
Is there a residency requirement to participate in the medical cannabis program? A person from out-of-state who is in the state for the purpose of receiving medical care can be issued a written certification and obtain medical cannabis.
Will Maryland dispensaries recognize other state medical cannabis ID cards? Not at this time.
How much medical cannabis and medical cannabis-infused product can I purchase in 30 days? 120 grams of dried flower and 36 grams of cannabis infused products can be purchased.
Does my condition qualify me for a medical marijuana certification? There are no “Qualifying Conditions”, it is up to the doctors’ discretion.
Should I do anything prior to my appointment? You can complete the electronic patient application athttp://doh.dc.gov/node/843762 ; We have applications for you if you are unable to complete it online. Collect any medical records you may have.
What should I bring to my appointment? General medical documentation of the condition you wish to be certified for. Government issued photo ID (US, State, or District). 2 proof of residency documents – please see accepted Proof of Residency list. 2 passport photos are required. We can provide these for a small fee @$10.
What type of service do you provide, and what is the fee? We provide a consultation with our cannabis councilor who can provide information for beginners who need to learn the basics about cannabis, as well as to those who are more advanced in their experience. From there you meet with our extremely knowledgeable and compassionate physician who will give you a thorough evaluation. If the physician feels that the benefits of cannabis outweigh the risks, and that you may benefit from cannabis therapy they will electronically fill out the Physician Recommendation Form. The cost for this service is $200, payable by cash or card. Passport photos are required with the application. We can provide these for $10.
Is there a registration fee for Districts Medical Marijuana Program? A registration fee of $100 must be submitted with the completed application. It may be in the form of a certified check, money order, or cashier’s check, payable to DC Treasurer. No personal checks are accepted.
Is there an option to have the registration fees lowered? Patients with income equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty level qualify for a 25% reduction in registration fees due to the District. Registration is $25. We can provide a list of acceptable income verification.
Do I have to register with a certain dispensary? You are free to choose your own dispensary, but once chosen this is the only one you may use during the year your registration is valid. You may switch, but there are fees to do so.
I’ve heard that the dispensary you choose will pay your registration fee for you, is that true? Yes, the dispensary owners are being very generous in helping patients offset the costs associated with joining the program. Upon registration with their dispensary and notification that you paid your registration fee; your account with them will be credited for the amount you send to the DC Treasurer.
Do you recommend patients to register with a particular dispensary? We know that all of the licensed dispensaries in the District have high quality medicine that has been grown, and produced under strict guidelines; so we recommend all of the dispensaries. We feel it is a personal choice of which dispensary will serve you best, and encourage you to reach out to the individual dispensaries when deciding where to purchase your medication.
Recreational Marijuana is legal in DC, why should I bother getting my medical card? There are several extremely good reasons why you should get your medical card. First, and most important is for SAFTEY. We know for certain that the cannabis being sold at the dispensaries is safe for consumption due to strict regulatory guidelines and testing procedures. We have no idea what was sprayed on cannabis to prevent common problems during growth, nor how it was cured or stored. Patients bodies require high quality, safe medication for optimum health. We also know that personal safety is assured at the dispensaries. Second, is ACCESS. Dispensaries offer access to the highest quality medicine available. The only way to produce completely clean concentrates is through having the facilities, equipment, and ease of access to testing facilities that are available only to licensed cultivation centers. Having access to completely clean concentrates is also a safety issue from a healthcare viewpoint. Also it can be a matter of civic duty for some patients. Many patients worked very hard to bring this SAFE ACCESS to DC. There is strength in numbers when it comes to showing why this initiative was so greatly needed by patients. Make your voice heard, be a recognized, legal medical patient. The laws may be progressive in DC, but the surrounding states are not as far along in their medical policies. Be a beacon of light, and an example for their legislatures.
I’ve heard access to medication is scarce and the prices are high at the dispensaries, is this true? There is plenty of medication available, as many as 50 different varieties. The price is is comparable to black market pricing; but the quality is superior to the black market.
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