Many states have laws that authorize medical marijuana treatments. If your state is one of those, you might want to try to get the ability to use medical marijuana. However, it isn't necessarily as easy as just saying that you want to have it. Your state may require you to go through several steps in order to get medical marijuana.
Primary Care Physician
The first step on your journey to get approval to get medical marijuana is talking to your primary care physician (PCP). They should be able to tell you if your illness or disability is one that your state thinks can be helped by medical marijuana. Then, they can give you a referral so you can take the next step in the process. If your PCP won't do it, they may suggest that you see a particular colleague of theirs who will refer you on.
Education and Licensing
The next step in the process, at least in many states, is for you to go to some kind of education program. This program may only be a few hours where you learn things like the differences between sativas and indicas, the best ways to get medical marijuana in your system, which methods of ingestion will last the longest and give you the best results, and what the laws are in your particular state. You may also have to see a medical professional as part of this process, just to doublecheck that you have an illness or disability that can be helped by medical marijuana. Once you have done that, you will be able to get a license or permit that will allow you to buy medical marijuana. You may have to recertify every year in order to continue to get the products you use.
Find a Caregiver
In this setting, a caregiver is the person who provides medical marijuana and various products to you. They have to be licensed by the state and have rules that they must follow. If you are buying marijuana from Jay who stands in front of the convenience store, you probably aren't dealing with a caregiver. Make sure that you ask to see their certification from the state and that you are following all the rules when you are dealing with them.
There are a lot of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana. If you want to get medical marijuana, there are steps that you are going to have to go through in order to get it.