MMJ Card?

Discussion in 'Washington (WA)' started by synergy46, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. synergy46

    synergy46 Registered

    I have just gotten a MMJ prescription from my doc. He also signed a 'consent' form for a dispensary. I have not talked with a dispensary yet.

    What is the deal with state issued MMJ cards; @ $200? I am wondering "if I have a doctor written prescription and signed form, why do I need one?

    I live in Washington State.
  2. gypski

    gypski Registered+

    Prescriptions for cannabis are not legal. Doctors cannot prescribe cannabis. Authorizations/recommendations are legal and can be written by licensed doctors in Washington State. :thumbsup:
  3. BakeeFried

    BakeeFried Registered

    You NEED the card from the state to remain in compliance with the law. To get the card in the first place - is why you need the doctors certification - so he can certify to the state you have a debilitating condition that he believes marijuana may help with. The state is not any position to determine WHO is eligible medically - unless they wish to hire their own doctors. Like that would fly in ANY state.

    $200 though? That's CRAZY. Montana's card fee just dropped to $25 processing fee last fall - right after I paid like $50. No matter wht - pay yer fee and GET LEGAL - you are not legal until you have that card in your hand.
  4. mugenbao

    mugenbao Registered+

    It is indeed, but it is standard here. If your regular doc won't write a rec, and many won't and I don't really blame them, you have few options. The few places that specialize in mmj recommendations all seem to charge that amount. They're all pretty much the same for the most part, and all of them have pretty serious problems with credibility or management, but that's what's available to many patients.
  5. killerweed420

    killerweed420 Registered+

    There is no "state card" in Washington thank god. All you need is the doctor signed authorization. Some places are giving out cards with the authorizations but its kind of unclear whether those are actually legal documents. I prefer just having a copy of my authorization in my wallet. And yeah $200 is bullshit but thats what most of us are paying.
  6. WashougalWonder

    WashougalWonder Registered+

    We don't have 'cards' here in WA, the law is just a letter of recommendation.

    Most docs are scared poohless to write the note, so a few clinics do it for a fee

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