Med Cards

Discussion in 'Stoners Lounge' started by Sleeping Caterpillar, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Anyone have a med card? How did you get it? Is it worth getting?
    Or
    Do you want a med card?
     
  2. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Sure, why wouldn't a stoner want a med card? :p Just my thoughts and I'm from the netherlands. So yeah I don't really need one but they sure don't hurt right ;) :D
     
  3. Driftwood Gypsy

    Driftwood Gypsy Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I'm in California and I have one. It's really chill and easy, because marijuana is benefiscial to just about anything; do you have a bad back? Anxiety? Depression? ADHD? Muscle pain? headaches? Nausea? Arthritis? The list goes on....
    Mine is for anxiety and PTSD, my husband's is for his smashed and broken foot which I affectionately call "Spock toes".
    Be honest with the doctor, tell them your past use and experience, how it helped you, and that you think it will help with your health issues and/or improve your quality of life.
    I don't think anybody has ever been refused a card.
    Then call your local dispensary, give them your patient info, and order! This can all be accomplished in as little as 2-3 hours.
     
  4. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    It doesn't cure mosts pains though, only makes it more bearable.
     
  5. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    It was very easy. The doctor wants to give you your card. Do you know how expensive medical school loans and malpractice insurance are? I think pot cards are some doctors way of covering those costs. They know most people just want to smoke, but as doctors they also know how safe pot is.

    I got a card by just saying I had chronic pain and paying $60 to the doctor. I have to pay a fee every year to the doctor to be reexamined and I have to also pay a fee for my card to the state. Total between the two is about $150 a year.

    I did not have to show any medical records. Although I could have shown them. I was a hockey player for many years so I did get hurt sometimes, I just was never a fan of opiate based pain killers.

    The doctor spent a few minutes talking to me, most of that time she didn't say anything she just filled out my paper work. She took my blood pressure and that was all.

    Since it is legal in my state now I don't know how worth it the card will be anymore. They have not decided how much pot you can buy at once and they are saying there will be a 30% tax on sales. This tax would not apply to the medical system so for that reason alone it may be worth it.
     
  6. r0llinstoned

    r0llinstoned Gute Nacht, süßer Prinz

    If you live in so cal just go to venice beach and you can get one within 15 minutes
     
  7. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    I have friends in Denver who let their cards expire because there were underground "dispensaries" doing the same thing but for better prices. I don't know what the situation is like since the new law passed though.
     
  8. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    I'd get one just for the simple fact that you don't have to sweat it when the cops mess with you.

    I had some friends vacationing in Arizona and they got pulled over with weed on them. The Arizona cops honored the California cards and they didn't get busted. However they did get open container tickets buts thats another story.
     
  9. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter


    So drug dealers?

    I have not heard of this, but I don't go to dispenserys much unless I want a edible. Other wise I am a patient of my friend so he can be covered on his plant count.
     
  10. Yeah I'm in Denver, but I keep hearing how legal weed is gonna be taxed and less potent.

    How did you guys find your doctor? Can it be any doctor?
     
  11. r0llinstoned

    r0llinstoned Gute Nacht, süßer Prinz

    you're regular family doctor won't normally prescribe it
     
  12. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    They have listings online for doctors that specialize in MMJ recommendations.
     
  13. eggsprog

    eggsprog anti gang marriage HipForums Supporter

    i don't think you have to worry about it being less potent
     
  14. RainyDayHype

    RainyDayHype flower power Lifetime Supporter

    I have one and my opinion is they are sort of expensive plus it has to be renewed every year..
    but I would rather deal with having to get licensed than being caught with weed illegally.
    So, yes, it is worth getting. All I did was look up a marijuana doctor in my area and made an appointment. I was examined and evaluated and asked what I need medical marijuana for (depression, anxiety, lack of appetite, etc) and I was given the license right after that and able to go buy weed..
    For the prices that are charged for a license, you'd think we'd atleast get an actual card laminated..pfftt...maybe with a little pot leaf image on it? =p (certified stoner)
     
  15. Driftwood Gypsy

    Driftwood Gypsy Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    the license is so cheap, and its so nice to be able to have meds delivered to your door!
     
  16. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    Cheap for the normal card but extended plant counts are a bit more expensive. Which is kind of messed up because the person needing an extended count is the type that could be older and on social security or just broke from the American medical system. But you really are going to need more then the standard 2 oz limit if your medicating with edibles which allot of the very sick do.

    I just paid $200 instead of $60 for one, technically I can grow 50 plants for myself now but I don't think I will need that many.
     
  17. lol
    I haven't taken action since this post because I wanted to think it over! I think I may do it, on a more serious side I do actually have insomnia, and a good bowl of indica puts me to rest every night

    Edibles even more so, edibles seem so medicinal for me, I mean in all honesty, I'd like "medicinal marijuana" for reasons past medicine, but to claim it reaps no medical value is an extreme exaggeration to say the least. Thanks guys for the info, I'll try and update on how the process goes, just got my $150 ready
     
  18. Driftwood Gypsy

    Driftwood Gypsy Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    there's no good reason not to get a card. be safe, be smart, have access to good primo stuff. and if anyone gives you shit you can say, "I need this to live, okay?!" LOL :p
     
  19. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I don't think there's so much wrong by getting it illegally really. Especially if you know the grower/dealer is not part of a violent criminal organisation. That's the only thing that bothers me about illegal weed. That and weed from fucked up plants to make as much money fast (generally the same organisations though). About medical weed in the netherlands, I've heard it is tried to get weed with specific traits, such as good for sleep or lifting your spirit or appetite but not to get the stoned/ dizzy part of high effect. Although that is not bad at all by definition I guess, I do prefer to get more natural weed e.g. less messed with. A good thing is of course the ability to check the quality which is hard to do objectively when it is grown illegally.
     
  20. Just got my med card! On some level it was ridiculously easy, but I would look up some of the needed treatments MMJ can cover as advice for anyone

    Also Got a bunch of coupons to get top shelf ounces for $150 or LESS!!
     

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