Foire aux questions
Who qualifies for Medical Marijuana in the State of Kentucky?
As actual legislation, the medical marijuana bill has a long way to go to actually pass out of the legislature. But what's important to note is that this the move equates to the very first time that a medical marijuana proposal has advanced in the statehouse of Kentucky. Many see this as a symbol of the shift in perception about medical marijuana use.
As intended, House Bill 136 would create a state-regulated system that would include groups involved in growing, processing, dispensing and testing marijuana. Licensed doctors would be able to prescribe marijuana for their patients who have specific of medical conditions with known effective treatment. These includes things like Crohn's disease, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, certain kinds of nausea and chronic pain, such as back pain, amongst others.
Why do I need a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card?
A Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card is a personal identification card that shows the patient is qualified to purchase, consume, store and transport medical marijuana in Kentucky. In addition, a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card verifies that your name has been added to the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Registry by a Licensed Kentucky Physician. With this card, you can:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries in the State of Kentucky
2. Possess Marijuana and Marijuana Products in the State of Kentucky
3. Consume Marijuana and Marijuana Products in the State of Kentucky
How do I get a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card?
To obtain your Kentucky Medical Marijuana card, you need to have a Kentucky Medical Marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions and recommend Medical Marijuana as part of your treatment plan.
You must visit a state-licensed physician (not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) to obtain a physician certification. You will then apply for an identification card from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (such forms will be available starting July 4, 2019).
Am I guaranteed to get approved for medical marijuana after visiting your office?
We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments. However, you do not have to worry as the entire cost of an appointment will be a nominal flat fee if you, for whatever reason, are not approved by the doctor.
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