You’ve heard about the benefits of medical marijuana. You’re wondering if it could help you to feel better. It’s tough dealing with a serious illness or chronic pain all the time. It can wear you down, especially if you haven’t found a treatment plan that works. Medications may mask your symptoms but come with side effects no one wants. One of your biggest fears is developing an addiction to pain relief medication. You’re seriously considering applying for a medical marijuana card. You’re hoping medical marijuana will have a positive impact on your life. First, you need to find out if you are eligible.
Do You Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card?
The first thing you need to do is make sure medical marijuana is legal in your state. If it is, you can apply for a medical marijuana card. Your Department of Health could be the best place to start. You can perform an online search to find sites where you can apply. Before you apply, you need to have proof of a qualifying condition to receive medical marijuana. Many conditions qualify. A few examples are:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Your state will specify conditions that qualify you for a medical marijuana card. If you have a serious health concern that qualifies you for a card, a doctor can provide documentation to be submitted with your application.
Your Application Must be Approved
When you submit for your medical marijuana card, it will include certification from our doctor to prove you have a qualifying condition. You will also have to pay a required fee. That fee depends on your state’s regulations. Once you receive your card, you will be able to obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary in your area.
Why Choose Medical Marijuana?
Many people find medical marijuana to be highly effective in relieving pain and other symptoms that come with a chronic illness. You could find it easier to deal with your condition. The main goal is to help you to live your best life. If you qualify, you can obtain medical marijuana in different forms. You may choose edible medical marijuana, an oil that you place under your tongue, a lotion you rub into your skin, or you can smoke it. You and our doctor can discuss the types of medical marijuana to help you to find what works best for you.
Ask Our Doctor About a Medical Marijuana Card
You need to take charge of your health condition. You shouldn’t have to be pain every day. You shouldn’t be battling overwhelming symptoms without relief. Medical marijuana could work better for you than other options. To learn more about obtaining your medical marijuana card, make an appointment with the office of Dr. Joseph Thomas. At our convenient location in Chicago, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!