how can i get a medical marijuana card???

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana News' started by fonzirelli, Nov 15, 2008.

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    fonzirelli

    fonzirelli Well-Known Member

    i live in pa but im willing to move to a state will legal pot. ive been looking at the laws on normls site and im not sure if i could get approved. and i definately dont wanna move if i cant get that card. see, i have depression, add, and i can get some very bad anxiety related episodes. but all these laws are pretty much life threatening illnesses or something physically worse than i have. but weed replaces the medication i could possibly get like xanex, adoral, shit like that. i have a bad back that i see a chiropractor for but still not totally debilitating. i genuinely use it for medicinal purposes cause without it id be in pain or crazy. and im already considering that past drug abuse and felonies on my record wouldnt help the matter much. and also i dont wanna move way to far. rhode island or vermont would work for me but back to square one, the laws and conditions in order to obtain a medical card seem way too strict. so im just runnin in circles with these fucking ideas. can anybody help me???
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    riuwizzar

    riuwizzar Active Member

    Fonzirelli, Doctors here are compassionate towards people who get relief from medical marijuana. I experience similar issues as you, anxiety and depression, also insomnia. As long as you are honest with your doctor and let them know that mj is helping, they will be more compassionate.

    There was no background check for me.

    In southern california, we dont really go by a card, you just get verified by your doctor at the club you go to.


    As far as moving to california for this, there are many states that offer medical marijuana, I cannot speak for them as I have only experienced california's mmj. But before just diving in and moving, I would suggest taking a week off and fly out here. Spend some time out here, the people are much different then east coasters. That may take some time to get used to!
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    fonzirelli

    fonzirelli Well-Known Member

    yea i still want to be somewhat close to pa cause of family. so im wondering how it is in rhode island, michigan, or vermont. but thanks tho, that does help me.
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    herbologist

    herbologist New Member

    Rhode island and Michigan legal now,I hear it rocks out there in R,I.
    Texas has it on the books today with a 2009 date in Sept.
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    fonzirelli

    fonzirelli Well-Known Member

    ...yea i know that rhode island and michigan are legal now. what i need to know is how hard is it to get a medical card from them. rhode island would be most ideal for me as far as distance. so if theres anyone out there in rhode island that has similar issues as mine (insomnia chronic back pain, although not crippling but still bothersome etc etc) that have a medical card, what all did you go through to get it? was it a pain in the ass? were doctors understanding, did anyone give u a hard time, questions like that. i need answers to Those questions please. in other words, how strict is rhode island compared to california, where you get one for insomnia.
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    farmerbob

    farmerbob Well-Known Member

    This took me .26 seconds from a Google search. Try it, I bet it works for every state. Type in "Rhode Island Medical Marijuana" and the very top link brings you here. Try to choose a State run website.
    Medical Marijuana Program (MMP)

    If you read to the bottom, it takes maybe another 5 seconds you will see this link and here you will find your information. (You need a PDF reader).
    http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/dar/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/5030.pdf

    There, it took me 5 minutes to give you your 6 second solution. Almost every state is the same, you need a DR recommendation. Your criminal history has no determination factor (unless the State laws specifically addresses it) on your medical needs. It is a medicine not a recreational drug like alcohol. Specific case law (in Colorado) has proven that even with Marijuana felonies you can still get a MMj card, and ALSO you can medicate, possess, and grow while on Probation.
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    fonzirelli

    fonzirelli Well-Known Member

    ok so after reading that, it pretty much says that someone like me are shit outta luck. but thats only in black and white, the guidelines in general. but a doctors recommendation can do a lot. so my question is how are the doctors there? INSOMNIA, DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR, AND MILD BACK PAIN(NOT LINKED TO ANY TYPE OF DISEASE)are not on this list. would they be understanding and try to work with me, or would they all tell me im beat? the answers im getting are helpful but im still not getting all the answers. IF THERES ANYONE WHO LIVES IN RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, OR MICHIGAN, WHO HAS A MEDICAL CARD, AND HAS CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO MINE, I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK PLEASE.
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    farmerbob

    farmerbob Well-Known Member

    Mild back pain is still back pain. If it is chronic (doesn't go away) then you should make sure to get it diagnosed as Chronic Pain. Then you can get your card.
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    MaryJaneDoe

    MaryJaneDoe Well-Known Member

    All the doctor has to do is sign a form that says you can benefit from it. It's not a prescription it just says you can benefit. I happen to live in a legal state and just went to get my card Tuesday. The Doctor was brought to the clinic and he just asked questions and chronic pain in one form or another is on the list. So your back pain is an in. It doesn't have to be there everyday just reoccurring.
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    dhhbomb

    dhhbomb Well-Known Member

    yea and u just needs some medicatal records that agree with what ur telling the mm doc like have ur chiro write something saying u suffer cronic pain and give that to the mm doc but the only problem is in most states u have to be a resident of a couple years to get a recomendation/card
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    fireog

    fireog Active Member

    Rhode Island is legal but doesnt have dispensaries yet. Come to cali friend, you can get a card if you have 50 bucks
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    fonzirelli

    fonzirelli Well-Known Member

    yea it would be nice. im tryin to convince her(my wife) to move to another state. pa sucks anyway this place is fucking retarded
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    farmerjon

    farmerjon Active Member

    i can get you one for 200 dollars:-P
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    MaryJaneDoe

    MaryJaneDoe Well-Known Member


    A friend of mine is from PA and her and her boyfriend moved here just for the school year and that was her thoughts exactly it sucks there. Is Your wife's family there? I can see that as the only reason to want to stay? Where would you go if you could go to another state. Like I said earlier MI has a pretty liberal MJ law.
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    ritoke

    ritoke Active Member

    I live in RI and have Crohn's Disease. I've asked my doctors but they have only prescibed Marinol (just today) so far. I have to find a more simpathetic doctor. I know a friend (who happens to be an attorney) who knows two other Crohn's patients that have the MM presciption. I asked if they would refer me to their doctor but they are very protective of him/her.
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    MaryJaneDoe

    MaryJaneDoe Well-Known Member

    If you actually pay attention the info is out there you'll find out who they are quickly for some reason it's not that guarded of a secret. If your Doc gave you marinol then your almost there. You have to say now after a little while that it doesn't work for you at all. My Doc said NO WAY but then a THC clinic came to town and brought a Doctor who agrees it can help, you just have to look online at where they have their clinics next and it's a sliding scale fee 0 to 300 bucks. Then Get your medical records to take with you to prove you have it and your in like Flynn. My medical records consisted of an FMLA paper that my doctor had filled out so that I may take off work up to 3 days a month from Fibro and another one for Migraines and thats all he needed. Because for me to get my records right after I asked wasn't going to happen. It's not a prescription its a signed paper for me that says I have chronic pain. It is so weird to have a doc like that school teacher on south park ask you if you have a vaporizer. It's different in other states I know but if you got Marinol thats closer than I got at first. Also if you got caught with a couple of plants you could claim affirmative defense and that is where you need it for your pain. They won't get you too bad. Go on NORML's web site and see what they can help you with.
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    ritoke

    ritoke Active Member

    Mary, thank you. I'll keep trying. Does getting the card put you under extra scrutiny from the law? If I grow, will my home be checked for quantity limits?
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    MaryJaneDoe

    MaryJaneDoe Well-Known Member

    The law reads and the doc told me that no one gets to know, only the dept of health and human services have the record. So no law enforcement knows. they said 99 percent of the time that people get checked it's because they were already being watched by the cops. Also the people in that Dept of health have to sign a paper stating they will not tell any name that comes across their desk or they go to jail for violating HIPPA and they pay 1000 fine. I was afraid my Doc would find out but they said she will never know. If you just have plants for you and an ounce and never sell to anyone you will be ok. Like I said they said it's called affirmative defense ( not action) like I may have said. That way if you don't have a card and you do get busted you get NORML on your side and they will defend your right to make yourself feel better. Once you get a card you can not sell to anyone without a card. so be sure to try and be as legal as possible. Just tell them your Doc said No. I'm sure that if it's legal there they will have a clinic make sure to get something that says you have Chrones and you'll get one for sure. Then you have to reup every year. MT doesn't have a dispensary either so you grow or try to find a legal caregiver to buy from. Keep it on the down low tell no one and just do it for you and you'll be alright. Find one of those THC clinics they are used to Docs not agreeing with it. But I can't go without all my other pills so I need my regular doc too. The Doc at the clinics name was eisenbud what a name huh. They said they travel to Hawaii, Oregon, MT ( first time here) all over the country. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!
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    herbologist

    herbologist New Member

    wonder how and where.
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    fireog

    fireog Active Member

    Your really close. RI has no dispensaries, so your gonna have to grow your own medicine. You could do some research, and come back to your doctor after a period of time and tell him the marinol isnt working, in fact ive heard of a few people using the argument that the marinol is synthetic THC without the CBN's, which is definitly helpful for some people.

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