Post by Ask Jan on Apr 20, 2011 5:20:35 GMT -8
Getting a medical marijuana card is not always an easy thing to do. Depending on which state you live in, you may find it a simple or a difficult task. The first thing you will need is determination...
I wish it were as easy for everyone everywhere as it is for those of us that live in California, Colorado, Michigan and Montana, but alas, it is not.
Please be aware, MedicalMarijuana.com has gone to great lengths to provide a directory of doctors, and or clinics in each state that has medical marijuana laws in place at this time. Some states have hundreds of physicians willing to write recommendations; some have only a few.
If you are unable to find a doctor that will write you a recommendation because you do not have record, or evidence of your medical condition, you will need to find a medical doctor with whom to establish a doctor, patient relationship. Do your research, scouer the web and look for a doctor who may be user friendly.
Note: If you live in a state that puts pressure on doctors not to write recommendations, you may find it advantageous not to mention medical marijuana on your first visit. Get a diagnosis first, and then talk with your doctor about exploring the possibilities of treatment with medical marijuana. Once you have your doctor's reccomendation, getting a state I.D. card (if you want one) should be a sinch.
The internet, Blackberry’s and iPhones lead us to believe that we are entitled to instantaneous gratification, and that we should be able to accomplish anything with a click of a mouse. However, when it comes to a situation such as this, there is no substitute for perseverance. Keep in mind that the alternative is you may get nowhere without it.
My personal observation is that people that need medical marijuana for medicinal purposes will persevere, and people that only want a recommendation so that they can get high legally, will often give up when the going gets tough.
To those of you that live in states that do not have medical marijuana laws in place, I am sorry for your loss.
To immediately view some of the most up-to-date information relating to this cause, check out Kevin Fox at http://www.medicalmarijuanalifestyle.com – you will find detailed information on all medical marijuana states and what illnesses are viable reasons for doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients.