Are you getting ready to apply for a medical marijuana card? Here are a few things you should find out during the process.
The Length of Validation
You need to know how long your medical marijuana card will be good for so you can plan for re-validating the card when it comes time. If you aren't clear about when the card expires and you continue using medical marijuana after the expiration date, you could get yourself into serious legal trouble. You may be able to choose how long you want your card to be valid for depending on how much you want to spend on the card and what your specific state laws are.
Your doctor will be able to tell you what your options are when you visit them to see if you qualify for a medical marijuana card. They will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork and let you know when your medical marijuana card has been approved and activated so you can start using medical marijuana legally.
There will be some stipulations you will have to agree to in order to get your medical marijuana card. For instance, you will likely only be able to grow a certain number of marijuana plants in your home or on your property at any given time, if your state allows it at all. You might also be limited to the amount of medical marijuana that you can have in your possession in a given time period. You may even be limited to the amount of marijuana you can purchase from state-authorized dispensaries.
Therefore, it's a good idea to ask your doctor for a list of stipulations in writing so you know exactly what is expected of you and you can keep yourself out of legal trouble. If you don't understand any of the terms that are associated with getting a medical marijuana card, have a lawyer read them over and explain them to you before applying for the card to ensure that you know exactly what you will be getting yourself in to.
Where to Get Resources
Once you have applied for your medical marijuana card, you should start figuring out where to get the resources you will need to maintain a steady supply of medical marijuana. If you plan to grow it, you need to find out where to get seeds, what kind of soil you should use, and which fertilizers should be considered. If you plan to buy it, you should locate a couple of dispensaries in your area so that you know where they are when it's time to visit them. Give them a call and find out what kinds of products and services they offered. A dispensary can provide you with growing guidance too.