Let’s talk about the laws surrounding the medical cannabis community. Laws vary state to state, but if you are looking to become a medical marijuana patient, the steps are all relatively the same. Not every state has made marijuana legal medically or recreationally, but let’s talk about how to gain access in the states that have made it legal.
Cannabis can be extremely helpful in managing specific medical symptoms and conditions. The list goes on regarding all of the things that medical marijuana can help with, but here are some common medical conditions: Cancer, pain, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. If any of these apply to you and you wish to use cannabis, there are a few things to do before visiting a medical marijuana dispensary.
Some states have medical cannabis laws, and you may live in a state with these conditions. If you do, the first step is to ask your doctor if they are comfortable recommending medical marijuana, or if you can receive a referral to a medical professional who issues authorizations. If you are in a recreational state, you only need a valid ID that shows you are 21 years old or older.
Once you are prescribed medical marijuana, the next step is to find a local dispensary. The Leafpon app makes this step incredibly simple. Open the app, type in your location, and a list of reputable dispensaries will show up that allows you to browse their inventory and maybe even find a deal or two. Now that you have searched the area for dispensaries near you, it is important to know what kind of products and strains are best for you.
There are many marijuana strains and products available. Each of these will result in an individual, different experience. With this being said, it is recommended to try a few different strains and brands, so you know what is most effective for you and your symptoms.