Medical Marijuana Cards

To find your state and how to get medical marijuana cards, select FIND YOUR STATE in the menu on this page.  We have options all across the United States.  All state pages have been updated for 2020.  If you have questions, please CONTACT US today.

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September 2020 - the United States House of Representatives is set to address FEDERAL LEGALIZATION THIS MONTH!  The Mores Act is a bill to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.  It is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies.   UPDATE OCTOBER 2020:  This legislation has now been postponed.  Contact us today about how to get medical marijuana cards in your state today.

How Do You Get Medical Marijuana Cards? (The 3-Step Process) - United States 2020

Are you confused about how to get medical marijuana cards in the United States in 2020? That makes sense, because the process isn’t clear, patients are trying to find doctors, don’t know where to find dispensaries, and the process is taking too long. We’ve got good news, we know the process well and even have some secrets to getting access as fast as possible.

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The 3 Steps to Getting Medical Marijuana Cards in the United States

Essentially, there are three primary steps:

  1. Set up an appointment and see a doctor that is a Qualified Doctor that can prescribe medical marijuana.  CalmEffect has doctor options across the United States (many states even allow Telemed now due to the Covid-19 Pandemic).
  2. Apply for the State medical marijuana ID card.  Each state is different, but CalmEffect can show you how to do this for your state.
  3. Visit a dispensary or a medical marijuana treatment center.  CalmEffect maintains an updated dispensary location list for every legal state.
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How Much are Medical Marijuana Cards in the United States?

Although prices may vary, appointments starting at $99 are now available in many cities. Please contact us to see if your city is listed, and for additional pricing inquiries or select your state from "Find Your State" in the menu here on this page.  We work hard to make certain that we offer the lowest prices for doctors' appointments across the United States.

The process doesn't have to be difficult or overly expensive.  Our goal at CalmEffect is to help with the entire process and to save you money as often as possible.  We want to help you find the relief you deserve.

4 Tips for Seeing a Medical Marijuana Doctor to Get Medical Marijuana Cards in YOUR State

We say recommend, because technically, it’s not a prescription, it’s a recommendation. That doesn’t necessarily affect you, the patient, only meaning that you do have some choices once it comes to visiting the dispensary as opposed to a set prescription.  Doctors give broad recommendations so that patient's can try different options and find the best solution individually.

Let's help make the process smooth.  First, schedule an appointment with a Doctor that is qualified to recommend medical marijuana (or sometimes called medical cannabis).  Doctors can become qualified if they take a course led by the State.  If you don’t already know which Doctor you want to see, we can help you.  CalmEffect has doctor's in multiple states across the U.S. and many can see patients via telemedicine.

  1. Scheduling- When scheduling your appointment, ask what you should do to prepare and what you need to bring. Ask the Doctor if they can email you or text you a reminder for your appointment.  If you schedule with CalmEffect, we will send you reminders automatically.
  2. Background Information- Bring your relevant medical records and a State ID to your appointment.  Medical records are typically very easy to obtain, especially if your doctor offers a patient portal for self-service.
  3. Options- At the appointment, ask the Doctor about your options. Medical marijuana is new for most of us, it can be scary and complicated. Your doctor should be able to describe the different types.  Ask your doctor to allow multiple consumption forms on your recommendation so you can try all the various routes of administration to find the best option for you as an individual.
  4. Medical Marijuana Registry- Make sure that your Doctor enters the correct information into your state Registry (State website for tracking approvals). The State will not let a dispensary provide you with the marijuana if your name and address from your ID don’t match what’s in the registry exactly.  
  5. Telemed Available in Many States - As of March 2020, many states are allowing doctors to recommend Medical Marijuana for patients via telemedicine appointments.  Many states are even considering making this change permanent.  CLICK HERE to learn more.
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3 Secret Hints for Getting Medical Marijuana Cards as Quickly as Possible!

Assuming the doctor approves you for medical marijuana and adds you to the registry, you’ll need to fill in an application for the State medical marijuana ID card.

  1. Accuracy/Completion- It is vital that all of the information is correct so there aren’t any delays. Check your information. Make sure it’s complete and ensure that you mail in your check quickly.
  2. --> --> File Online!- Here’s our top tip that shocks most people- Some states are reporting that it only takes 10 days on average to get your card if you apply online! Compare that to 30-day average that is reported for mail-in applications.  CalmEffect Events have seen participants get approved in 6-9 business days in 2020!!  NOTE:  Covid 19 staffing issues can delay the process to 10-14 business days.
  3. Email Receipt- Check your email inbox and even your junk/spam folder because once you receive the email (before you receive the card) you can purchase medical marijuana (using the Patient ID that’s in the email/on the card).

How do I know which dispensary to go to for medical marijuana in the United States?

If you’re visiting a retail location check out what dispensaries are in your area. Sometimes you may be better off traveling a little farther to go to a dispensary that has a selection, has a comfortable atmosphere, and has employees that go above and beyond in customer service.  Currently, there are over thousands of medical marijuana dispensary locations across the United States and Florida.

Ready to find out more?

Contact us today to schedule an exam with the right doctor for you.

If you choose delivery, ask the dispensary questions so that you know exactly what you're getting

  • What kind of product will they deliver?
  • How much will it cost?
  • When will it arrive?
  • What happens if I don't like the product?

What choices do I have?

  1. Types of marijuana
  2. Delivery mechanisms
  3. Dosing size
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A note about edibles and smoking medical marijuana.  The dispensaries aren’t yet selling edibles that are more popular across the country (like gummies and other candies). The State of Florida is working on guidance for the dispensaries so that they can produce edibles that follow the State laws.  Smoking marijuana, on the other hand, is now legal in Florida..

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the process. The good news is that there are opportunities for those that can benefit from medical marijuana, as more doctors and dispensaries open, there will be more access, and as more patients go through the process, others will feel more comfortable. For additional information, please free to contact us.

More resources:

Discover where the Doctors are in your area

Scheduling an appointment for medical marijuana

Understanding the conditions that medical marijuana is permissible for treatment

Where's the closest dispensary to me?

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Locator

We have all the marijuana dispensaries across the entire United States (in states with marijuana legislation).

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