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Get Cannabis Easily at Your Dispensary

Many people fret when it comes to getting a medical marijuana card and recommendation letter. This isn’t really that surprising. Cannabis is federally illegal, after all, and many people still have the idea that they’re doing something “naughty” for trying to find an alternative to prescription opioids and other addictive pharmaceuticals.

Yet, as this video shows, getting a medical marijuana recommendation is actually rather simple.

Many people fret when it comes to getting a medical marijuana card and recommendation letter. This isn’t really that surprising. Cannabis is federally illegal, after all, and many people still have the idea that they’re doing something “naughty” for trying to find an alternative to prescription opioids and other addictive pharmaceuticals.

Yet, as this video shows, getting a medical marijuana recommendation is actually rather simple.

The three cannabis patients we talk to in this video – Matt, Tom and Carrie – had some reservations or problems in getting the meds they needed. For Tom, who uses cannabis for chronic pain, much of the difficulty was logistical, as he lived in Joshua Tree, where dispensaries are hard to get to. For Carrie, the main difficulty was in knowing what to buy, especially as she needed medical marijuana for her daughter, Maddie. For Tom, the main problem was trying to discern between different dispensaries and delivery services.

Any fears Matt, Tom and Carrie had were quickly allayed. “There’s so many dispensaries that are just coming from a place of kindness. You can walk through the door and you can feel it,” says Tom. As for the difficulty in actually getting a recommendation letter, Carrie puts it perfectly: “It was really easy to get. They email it to you, and you can take it straight to the dispensary.” In fact, many dispensaries will even allow you to see a doctor online to get a recommendation, as the process is that quick!

All you need to do in order to get your medical marijuana recommendation letter and card is get online, come on over to doctorfrank.com (you’re more than likely already here if you’re reading this!) and click on the “GET A MEDICAL CARD HERE” button at the top of the page. You then just have to follow three easy steps:

  1. Register and enter the virtual waiting room.
  2. See a doctor – you can do this online and in the comfort of your own home or if you’re on-the-go. You must provide photographic identification and proof of residence. Medical records can be of help, too. You’ll be asked to fill out a medical form similar to one found in any other doctor’s office.
  3. Once qualified, you will receive your recommendation letter in your inbox immediately. You can use this recommendation letter to enter medical marijuana dispensaries. Your medical marijuana card will be posted to your address if you have chosen to get one (recommended).

An MMJ card evaluation typically takes only a few minutes to complete. Once you have your recommendation letter, you can enter a medical marijuana dispensary. You will be given a unique patient number, which can be used by the dispensary to check that it’s valid. Medical marijuana recommendations typically last for one year, and have to be renewed yearly.

As for trying to find your ideal dispensary, it is perhaps wise to follow what Matt’s advice: “It’s just like your favorite place to eat. You have to go out and find that place you like. Where people know you and you know you can get what you want.” There are, of course, a few other basic things you can do as well. Is the dispensary clean and tidy? Do they train their advisors and customer service employees as much as possible? Does the dispensary test their products for safety, as well as cannabinoid and terpenoid profiles? Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Perhaps the main difficulty isn’t in getting a recommendation letter or medical marijuana card, but in getting cannabis treated seriously as a medicine. Oh, and getting your head around the ridiculous federal laws and the fact that the U.S. Government has a patent on cannabidiol (CBD) as well!

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