Do I Need to See a Medical Marijuana Doctor for a Medical Marijuana Card?
Do you need a medical marijuana card? Talk to our team of healthcare professionals today at RejuvaMed. How are we different? It’s how we treat you! Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We serve patients from Wesley Chapel, FL and surrounding areas.
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Do I need to see a medical marijuana doctor for a medical card?
How do medical cards work?
When should you get a medical marijuana card?
Where can I get a medical marijuana card?
Medical marijuana cards are used to identify patients who have been qualified by a licensed medical marijuana doctor to be eligible for the use of medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. The qualifications can vary from one state to the next, but in all cases, a patient is required to see a marijuana doctor in order to be deemed as needing to use medical marijuana. A medical marijuana doctor can be a licensed physician, however, they will need to perform their own physical examination of the patient, as well as review the patient’s full medical records.
The patient will need to have a diagnosis of a condition that has been shown to be effectively treated with the use of medical marijuana, and also must provide proof through their medical records that all conventional treatments and medications haven’t worked as intended. Once the marijuana doctor has declared that the patient could benefit from medical marijuana, they will provide the patient with their recommendation, for the patient to submit along with their application and fee to receive a medical marijuana card.
Medical marijuana cards identify an individual as having been examined and passed the qualifications of a medical marijuana doctor for treatment of an existing medical condition through the administration of medical marijuana. The card will outline the specifics around the doctor’s recommendation, including the amount that the patient should be using, at what frequency, and in what specific form.
Medical cards can also identify if patients are allowed to grow their own medical marijuana for their personal medical use, and at what amount. Medical marijuana cards need to be presented along with photo identification in order for a dispensary to provide the patient with medical marijuana. The cards are also closely monitored by the state to ensure that they are not being abused. Medical marijuana cards allow people access to medical marijuana at a lower cost, as it cuts some of the taxes associated with the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes.
People who suffer from severe or chronic medical conditions can be eligible to apply for a medical marijuana card when traditional medical treatments and medications haven’t worked to provide them with relief. To receive a medical marijuana card, prospective patients need to make an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor for them to determine if the patient meets the qualifications to apply for a card.
The doctor will need to perform their own physical exam on the patient and review their medical records. This is done so the doctor knows the patients overall health and the treatments that they have undergone for the medical condition that they are seeking to receive a medical marijuana card to treat. Medical marijuana has only been legalized for the use to treat specific medical conditions such as epilepsy and seizures, side effects from chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and glaucoma, PTSD and chronic pain. If you have any of these conditions and have not been able to find relief through traditional treatments, medical marijuana may be a good option for you.
In order to get a medical marijuana card, prospective patients must first pass the qualification check with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. At RejuvaMed, our medical marijuana doctor is well-versed in the conditions that have been approved for medical marijuana treatment in the state of Florida and is able to determine if your condition meets the requirements to apply for a card. Once the doctor has deemed a patient as being eligible for applying, our team can help them with filling in the necessary paperwork for the application.
To learn more, or to book an appointment with our medical marijuana doctor, reach out to RejuvaMed through our online portal or by giving us a call. We serve patients from Wesley Chapel FL, Land o Lakes FL, Lutz FL, New Tampa FL, Tampa Palms FL, Zephyrhills FL, San Antonio FL, Dade City FL, Tampa FL and surrounding areas.