For those of you who live in states that have legalized cannabis for medicinal use, you need to have a doctors recommendation or certification in order to purchase and use it.
The frustrating part of the process is that your primary care physician, specialist, or pain management clinic most likely won’t be the ones to prescribe or recommend marijuana for pain relief. Some states have a list of specific doctors you must go see, while others like California and Arizona have stand alone medical marijuana certification medical offices. These doctors are not covered by insurance and are often located in outlying or not so safe areas. So not only do you have spend more than what you may pay for a regular doctor’s visit, you also have to drive or find transportation to an area that you most likely never go to, and find the strength and energy to do it. Trust, me this is exactly what held me back for the first two years after I moved to California.
So what’s someone with chronic pain and fatigue supposed to do? From 2013-2017, I visited a medical marijuana recommendation clinic once a year to renew my MMJ rec. Each year I thought, there has to be a better way…….. And last year, I discovered that there is!!!!!!
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You may have seen advertisements for online medical marijuana recommendations and wondered if they are legit? Well, if you live in California and New York, you can be approved for and renew a medical marijuana recommendation online legally and affordably with NuggMD. The best part is that it can be done from the comfort of your home or wherever you are. No need to travel, no worries if you are in too much pain to leave the house.
How does it work? If you live in California or New York, you will start by clicking on the links provided below. From the homepage you will fill out a short medical information form, seriously it takes just seconds to fill out. Then you enter your payment information, don’t worry, your account will not be charged until after you have talked with the doctor and have been approved. Next you will speak with the doctor. Sometimes they are backed up and will have the doctor call you later. A friend of mine received her call from her doctor within 10 minutes and mine called back in less than five. Once you are approved, they will charge your account, email you a copy of your recommendation, and mail your official copy to you. I had my official copy in my hands in less than 2 weeks.
If you live in California, you are able to purchase cannabis medication ASAP, through the recommendation site! They have contracts set up with certified cannabis delivery services. Just place your order online and wait for it to be delivered. After you receive your official copy, you will be able to purchase your meds at any state licensed dispensary.
You may be wondering why you should bother getting a recommendation in California when anyone over the age of 21 is able to purchase since it was legalized for recreational purposes. Here is why: 1. Having a California medical marijuana recommendation allows you to purchase stronger strains and exempts you from state taxes. 2. Many CA dispensaries also offer lower prices to medical marijuana patients. 3. It validates your medical use of cannabis. 4. While the recreational age to use and purchase cannabis is 21+, you may receive and use a medical recommendation at the age of 18.
To answer the question of is online medical recommendation services convenient or a waste of time, they are not only convenient, they are an answered prayer to the chronic pain community.
How much does it cost? For California residents a one year recommendation is $39. Yes, there are brick and mortar places that charge less, but I am happy to pay an extra $4 to not have to leave home. New Yorker pay $149 for a one year recommendation.
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