Qualifications for Medical Marijuana in Washington

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN WASHINGTON

WHO ALL CAN HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN WASHINGTON

The use, possession and cultivation of medical marijuana were a criminal offense in the state of Washington until the late 1998. It was on the historic date of 3rd November 1998 that nearly 59% of the voters of the state pushed towards the approval of Measure 692. Measure 692 clearly stated that all criminal charges against the people who are using marijuana as medical weed, medical pot or medical cannabis should be dropped forever if they possess a valid legal document by their physician. This document should contain the affirmation by the physician that the patient is suffering from debilitating conditions which can only be treated by use of marijuana as it has potential benefits which outweigh the health risks that are associated with it. Even patients having more quantity of cannabis than what has been approved by the Department will be protected by the law under Washington Medical marijuana Law if the said patients produce an evidence justifying the large amount of marijuana is required to treat their medical ailment and cannot be done away with.

PROCEDURE OF BECOMING A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT IN WASHINGTON

  1. You have to be resident of Washington and must be in possession of a valid ID to authenticate or verify your residency in the State.
  2. Be in possession of your medical records diagnosing the use of marijuana for your health reasons via under mentioned way:
  • Request for your medical records appropriately and bring them along while going for marijuana evaluation appointment.
  • You should also be in possession of a formal statement signed by anyone mentioned below and the individual should be licensed to practice medicine in Washington:
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Medical Physician Assistant or Osteopathic Physician Assistant
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WHAT DISEASES CAN BE TREATED BY MEDICAL MARIJUANA

  1. HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Seizures or Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity disorders.
  2. Obstinate pain.
  3. Chronic or acute Glaucoma.
  4. Hepatitis C.
  5. Crohn’s disease.
  6. Any other disease to include Anorexia which importantly causes wasting, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, cramping in the body, seizures, muscle spasms or spasticity. However, it is pertinent to note that these ailments should be so severe in nature that they are not treatable by standard treatments which do not involve the use of marijuana.

HOW TO ACCESS MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Marijuana prescriptions are illegal in Washington as it is classified as Schedule I drug by the federal government. Hence, a physician/doctor cannot prescribe marijuana to its patients and thus a medical marijuana patient in turn cannot go to a chemist to have his/her prescription for medical marijuana. However, medical marijuana will be supplied to patients having a valid recommendation by medical marijuana physicians only in consonance with the state law. As per the Washington medical marijuana laws, patients and their caregivers are permitted to grow medical marijuana for patients use and can be in possession of sixty days supply. Washington law originally does not provide for selling or distributing of medical cannabis but Mayor Mike McGinn of Seattle signed a new law in July 2011 allowing medical marijuana dispensaries like any other legal business.

CONTACTING THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

You can contact them on the under mentioned address:

Washington State Department of Health

               1112 SE Quince St.

               P.O. Box 47890

               Olympia, WA 98504-7890

               Phone Number:

               (800) 525-0127 or (360) 236-4052.

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