I know we can agree that There are lots of places where you can get a medical cannabis card evaluation I'm going to go over a couple of the ways you can get your cannabis card and the fastest and safest ways you can do it without being the victim of fraud.
With the marijuana business booming a lot of evaluation centers have opened for business that offer medical marijuana recommendations some more sketchy than others but there are some that have a more professional feel to them.
The California law clearly states that all recommendations are only legal if the physician has renewed or has a current valid license and the clinic where patients are being seen has a current fictitious name permit.
So you want to do some research on the doctor before paying for an invalid recommendation in all evaluation center they must give you the name of the doctor so simply ask when calling to schedule an appointment and look the doctor up in the California Medical Board to see if he still has a valid practice license. You also want to make sure that the the fictitious name permit is current to make sure your California medical cannabis card is legal your can check the status of that in link above.
Stay away form medical cannabis card evaluation centers next door to medical marijuana dispensaries because in California this is illegal and it will invalidate your cannabis card
there has been cases where medical marijuana recommendation doctors have got raided because the California medical board launched a investigation on the doctor for operating the clinic with an expired license. Which leads with the cops shutting down the business and invalidating any recommendations given during the time frame that the clinic was operating illegally they will revoke cannabis card with out notice that is why you have to be careful what recommendation clinic you go to you don't want to get prosecuted for having pot or growing medical cannabis plants that you thought were protected by prop 215 but your rec was revoked without notice to you that would suck. "do your research on the doctor and clinic"
Medical cannabis clubs are required to check the status of the recommendations and status of the doctor who has signed their patients cannabis card before any medical cannabis can be given to its members. Not only to protect the cannabis dispensaries but to protect their patients from fraud.
It is your legal duty to protect yourself from this type of fraud and from illegally growing or possessing medical cannabis so I'm going to show you a couple of things you should look for when researching the recommendation center and doctor your are thinking of going to for your medical cannabis card.
when researching the doctor go to California Medical Board website and type in the doctors name it should show their name and license number if it does then click on name and then it will say the status of license
- if the the doctors license is current or renewed then it should show their name and license number if it does then it is legal practice
- if nothing shows up then it is illegal and you should not purchase a rec there because it will not be valid
then you should research the name of the clinic fictitious name permit in the same website just search by organization just search the same name of the clinic and it should pop up then click on the name to see the status ( some may have multiple permits so click on all to see status some might be expired but others current) .
- if the fictitious name permit status is renewed or current your good to go and it is legal
- if the same name you searched for does not appear or the permit is not renewed or current then it is illegal
Any clinic violating these two things will be investigated and prosecuted and you don't want to be wasting your money just to get your cannabis card revoked so find a new clinic.
If your not seen or consulted by a actual doctor onsite then that recommendation is invalid and the clinic is illegal beware of that
what you will need to obtain your medical cannabis card
- a valid drivers licence or state id (does not matter from what state)
- any medical history or condition that offers relief with the use of marijuana
it is in your interest to you to show proof of your condition so you can assure you will be approved but even a bottle of any prescription bottle will work since your are applying to choose marijuana as an alternative medicine.
In my personal experience I have gone with no proof at all and have walked out with a recommendation I just filled out all the paper work properly but I was a valid marijuana patient 1 year before I applied again.
How to get a cannabis card
Pricing in a recommendation clinic can range from $45 to $90 depending on the options they will charge $20 or so for a laminated wallet card or picture id card which is convenient but not necessary since you can make it your self all you need is to make a smaller copy of the recommendation number and your name etc. (see image above)
The best, easiest ,and least expensive way to get a medical cannabis card is online it is 100% legal and the cost is around $39 but they offer different packages just browse around for the one that is best suited for your needs. the same research can be done with online clinics. In online medical cannabis clinics the consultation is done through a webcam so you have the one on one with the doctor which validates your recommendation.... you still fill out the same paper work that you fill out in a regular medical marijuana recommendation center but its super convenient from your home and no long waiting room stays.
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