Your Guide To Medical Cannabis Cards

With more and more states making cannabis legal, especially medical cannabis, you may be wondering if it's a good fit for you. If you have a medical condition that could benefit from cannabis, you may even qualify for a medical cannabis card in your state. For more information, keep reading.

What Is a Medical Cannabis Card? 

Many people consume cannabis for recreational use, but it can also be used to help treat a wide variety of medical conditions. For this reason, many states offer medical cannabis cards. You'll need to work with your primary care physician to determine if you qualify. You may also need them to submit a recommendation.

If you do quality, you usually must sign up with the state, and you'll likely have to pay a fee. Once you have your medical cannabis card, however, you can buy medical-grade cannabis from just about any dispensary in your state.

In most cases, however, you can't use your medical cannabis card in other states. Besides flowers, you can buy pre-rolls, edibles, topicals, resins, and much more. Plus, you can get both TCH and CBD products.

Who Can Benefit From a Medical Cannabis Card?

You can benefit from a medical cannabis card if you suffer from a qualifying condition. Qualifying conditions vary from state to state, but in most cases, you can get a medical cannabis card if you have:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Anorexia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Chronic pain

If you have mood disorders like anxiety or depression, cannabis may also help, but it may be best to stick with CBD products to reduce the risk of triggering anxiety or paranoia. THC often causes or worsens anxiety.

What Are the Benefits of a Medical Cannabis Card?

The leading benefit of a medical cannabis card is that it allows you to legally purchase cannabis. In many states, you can only purchase cannabis if you have a medical cannabis card. However, even in states with recreational use, your medical card can help. In many cases, the dispensary waives the state taxes, making the cannabis products much more affordable.

Depending on your state, you may also be able to purchase products with higher THC levels compared to customers without a card. On top of that, you may be allowed to possess, own, and grow more cannabis with a medical cannabis card, depending on your state laws.

If you have a qualifying condition, consider getting a medical cannabis card. Even if your state sells recreational cannabis, a card can help save you money. If you would like to know more, talk with your doctor about the process today.