How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?
In regards to the application of medical marijuana, it will basically depend on which state you live. However, as for the sake of this article, we will be sticking to the state of Missouri. So what does the Missouri Constitution tells a person before they become qualified for a medical marijuana?
So in order for an individual to be qualified for such, they should have conditions like glaucoma, cancer, epilepsy, intractable migraines that is unresponsive to other treatments, chronic medical condition that is causing them persistent, serious pain or persistent muscle spasms which include but not limited to those that are associated to seizures, multiple sclerosis, Tourette’s syndrome and Parkinson’s disease.
Aside from that, those who have HIV or has acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and even debilitating psychiatric disorders which includes PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (if diagnosed by state’s licensed psychiatrist).
Aside from that, chronic medical condition that is typically treated using prescription medicines that may result to psychological or physical dependence, when the doctor has determined that the use of medical marijuana could be an effective method in treating the condition and would result to a safer alternative to prescription medicines, then that person may be liable for a medical marijuana.
Also in a physician’s professional judgment, any debilitating, chronic or any medical condition which include but not limited to hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, sickle cell anemia, agitation of and wasting syndrome, Huntington’s disease, autism, neuropathies and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are qualified for using marijuana for medical purposes.
Assuming that you qualified to get medical marijuana, then you now have to do the following.
It is vitally important for patients to show authentication as a way to verify themselves and these will include things like SSN, date of birth, full name, residence address, mailing address or any place where the qualified patient could receive a mail, a proof that they are living in the state of Missouri like Missouri Identification Card, updated Missouri motor vehicle registration, most recent Missouri utility bill and copy of valid driver’s license from the state.
A vital part of application procedure would be the physician certification form. The patients can acquire the physician certification that’s issued no later than 1 month from the time that the patient has submitted their application. Not only that, any patients who apply for medical marijuana needs to download the Physician Certification Form and bring it with them on their medical exam. Once on the exam venue, they have to either scan or photograph the form and submit it along with their application.