Medical marijuana was legalized in 2014 when House Bill 881 was passed. This meant that patients who qualify are able to legally obtain marijuana from MMCC-registered doctors for specific medical conditions. At Outreach Health and Wellness, we have doctors on our staff who are MMCC-registered and can answer your questions about medical marijuana. If you’d like information before getting started, we have some answers to a few frequently asked questions.
What conditions are eligible for medical marijuana treatment?
For a patient to qualify for medical marijuana treatment, they must have a condition for which it is deemed medically necessary. These conditions are often chronic or debilitating and present cases where no other treatments have been effective. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Severe or chronic pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prior to receiving a prescription for medical marijuana, your doctor will need to diagnose you with a qualifying condition and verify that all other treatment options have failed.
Can all doctors prescribe medical marijuana?
No, not all doctors can prescribe medical marijuana. In fact, marijuana remains illegal in the state of Maryland to date. This means that a physician cannot officially write a prescription for marijuana, but can only recommend a patient pursue this path of treatment. However, an MMCC-registered doctor can provide you with a written certification that allows you to visit a dispensary and obtain medical marijuana.
Is all medical marijuana the same?
The short answer to this is no. It’s believed that there are more than 700 species of marijuana. Each is unique in its own way and offers different benefits to the user. Producers are able to crossbreed species to grow the ideal plant for conditions like yours. It’s best to speak with the experts at the dispensary to gain an understanding of which strains might be best for you. Additionally, we have a representative who can help to learn more about various cannabinoids, cannabis, and other forms of intake.
Is there a legal limit to how much medical marijuana I can buy at once?
Keep in mind that marijuana is still considered an illegal, Schedule I drug based on DEA drug scheduling. This means that those who are caught in possession of it can still be arrested and prosecuted. Although, an individual can legally carry up to 120 grams with a certification from their doctor.
Can a doctor revoke my medical marijuana certification?
There are certain grounds where your doctor may revoke or change your certification. Your doctor may determine that you no longer fit within the standard to receive medical marijuana treatment. Furthermore, should your provider feel that you’re abusing medical marijuana or diverting it to others, they could revoke your certification. This would no longer make you eligible for obtaining marijuana.
Book an appointment
To find out more about working with MMCC-registered doctors, reach out to our team today. At Outreach Health and Wellness, we can help you get the necessary treatment that you need for your medical condition. Whether you suffer from a condition that causes chronic pain or you’ve tried everything and none of it seems to work, our doctors are here to provide you with options. You can reach us to book an appointment by calling 800-217-6407 or send a message using our online contact form. We look forward to working with you and assisting you in getting proper medical treatment.