I just got my dr certification today, and have not even mailed it into the state yet (later this afternoon hopefully). I was told by the clinic that I would be legal "20 days after mailing in the application with payment" Does this mean if I go to a dispensary or club with paperwork and proof of mailing before 20 days they wont honor it? Or will the paperwork suffice immediately? The way it was explained to me was that 20 days after mailing I should get my card (theoretically - in practice they are backlogged months). Once I have my card im legal to do everything. Before I have my card, but after 20 days have passed, I can use my paperwork in lieu of the card. But before 20 days have passed...I'm not sure. It seems weird to get a dr recommendation for something then not being able to have access or start for a minimum of 20 days. Maybe its to allow enough time for it to be accepted or rejected? I'm ancy to get some medical grade stuff. I'm currently using $90/oz schwag. headache city.