How do I know if my condition qualifies me for medical marijuana?
Your condition must be severe and chronic. A chronic condition means it must have been present for at least a six month period or more, it must be current, and must have no expectation of improvement. A severe condition is one that interferes with daily living activities, such as sleeping, working, or relaxation on a regular or continuous basis that affects your quality of life. Severe and chronic pain is the most common qualifying condition comprising about 85% of physician certifications nationally. Other chronic conditions consist of but are not limited to a condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures, or severe and persistent muscle spasms.
Qualifying conditions for which we need a diagnosis with your name and your doctor’s name are: cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
When can I apply for a card?
Call us today for an appointment. We will help you with the process of applying for the medical marijuana card after establishing care with one of our physicians.
What if I don’t have a regular doctor or medical records?
Dr. Crocker sees patients with a range of qualifying conditions, but does not diagnose your condition. Therefore, we require medical records from the patient so he may affirm to the state that the patient has a current, chronic condition.
The medical records should include chart notes or progress notes from doctor visits within the last three years. These include your name, doctor’s name, and doctor’s written comments about your qualifying condition. They can be from different doctors, and may include specialists or emergency room visits.
What if I have marijuana-related legal issues pending?
We respectfully ask that you resolve any outstanding marijuana-related legal issues before seeking endorsement through our clinic.
Who is a typical patient?
We see adults from all social and economic groups, who suffer from a degenerative condition, are recovering from a debilitating injury or major surgery, or from decades of hard physical work. Many are veterans or senior citizens, and all have tried traditional medicine. Some have had bad experiences with prescription pain medications or anti-inflammatory drugs. Others have no insurance to cover prescription costs.
We make it a practice to discourage our younger citizens from seeking medical marijuana endorsements without clearly documented and demonstrable severe and chronic disease.
What is your payment policy
We accept cash, check, or money order as payment on the day of service.