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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card In DC, MD, & VA!

If you want to get your nugs from a dispensary in DC or Maryland, you have to get a medical marijuana card! To get access to the dispensaries, you MUST live in either DC or Maryland.

Maryland patients have access to dispensaries in both regions, but DC patients are limited to the city’s own six dispensaries. Medical marijuana is available NOW and the Gentleman has partnered with Veriheal to get you signed up!

Veriheal isn’t limited solely to Maryland and DC, by the by, they also help patients in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania get medical cards for their state’s programs. Nice!

The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana access in Maryland are:

“If the patient has a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes: cachexia, anorexia, wating syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another chronic medical condition which is severe and for which other treatments have been ineffective.” (from the MMCC Patient FAQ)

DC residents can get a medical marijuana card for any condition whatsoever, which is awesome, cuz medical cannabis can help with a lot of different symptoms that aren’t always covered under other state’s laws.

Virginia residents don’t have any condition restrictions, either! But the dispensaries aren’t supposed to be open until later 2019.

FEES

Maryland residents must pay $50 to the MMCC for a patient ID card. Existing patients have until April 1 2019 to get their ID cards!

DC residents must pay $100 to the District’s Dept of Health along with their application. The fee for low-income patients is $25.

Veriheal charges $200 and is one of the most expedient methods of obtaining the physician’s certification that you’ll need for Maryland, DC, or any of the states they operate in. Oh, here’s a fun fact- your physician recommendation in Maryland doesn’t necessarily need to be a doctor!

VERIHEAL IS HIPAA COMPLIANT! That means you can rest easy, baby bear, all your personal information is safe and sound. So what are you waiting for? Book your appointment at Veriheal today!

BUT I LIVE IN VIRGINIA!

I have awesome news for you, then! You can register as a patient in Virginia now. The dispensaries are tentatively scheduled to open late 2019, barring sharknados or, worse, bureaucracy. Duh duh duh!

The news only gets worse from there. In Virginia, it is still not legal to possess cannabis, which puts the dispensaries and you, the patient, in a legal gray area (welcome to the party, hardyharhar).

You can get a certification from a doctor that you can use for an Affirmative Defense in court if you get arrested (which means VA still gets its greedy, greedy fingers on those court fees, baby!) AND if you register as a patient with the state ($50). VA NORML’s page can guide you to doctors that are registered to provide your certification- Veriheal doesn’t operate in Virginia currently.

After all that, when the dispensaries open, they’re only allowed to sell CBD and THCA oil within allowable ratios, which means no flowers. However, the law was recently amended to specifically allow lollipops, lozenges, capsules, sprays, creams and lotions. So ingestibles and topicals.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS!

And feel free to send the Gentleman your question. My discretion is assured.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card In DC, MD, & VA! If you want to get your nugs from a dispensary in DC or Maryland, you have to get a medical marijuana card! To get access to the

PATIENTS Obtaining a D.C. Medical Marijuana Card

We welcome all patients with a medical cannabis card from any US state with a
medical marijuana program. Please bring your certification/card along with a valid,
government-issued photo ID.

If you are visiting TWC for the first time, please make sure to have your state ID AND
state medical marijuana card/certification with you. If you have had a state certification,
please have this printed out as we cannot accept it on your phone.

When visiting for the first time there is also a brief intake process that is required by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration(ABRA) will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Please factor this into the time that you plan to visit.

In order to get your medical marijuana card, you’ll need to prove that you have current residency in the District. This is because medical marijuana is legal in Washington D.C., but not in surrounding areas.

  • Driver’s license (if it has your current address) District I.D.
  • Current, unexpired Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Voters Registration
  • Utility Bill (not phone) within the last 60 Days
  • Current Paystub that shows Address, DC Withholding
  • A Signed Lease/Deed with your Name, DC Address, and Date

The decision to use medical marijuana is between a patient and a healthcare provider , like any other medication.

Y our next step is to obtain a healthcare provider’s recommendation (any DC licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, naturopath, or dentist can write a recommendation for medical marijuana).

Make your appointment today, so you can get the ball rolling! If your healthcare provider hasn’t issued a medical marijuana recommendation before, he/she can sign up for the program by clicking here. (If your healthcare provider will not write a recommendation, or you don’t feel comfortable asking your healthcare provider to contact Takoma Wellness Center and we will give you a list of a healthcare provider who has written recommendations in the past and are willing to see new patients ).

Each year you will need to obtain a healthcare practitioner’s recommendation and complete the online renewal described above.

We welcome all patients with a medical cannabis card from any US state with a medical marijuana program.