If you are looking into alternatives for your chronic pain management, visit NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness today. We offer medical cannabis certification in Bowie, MD to patients for their chronic conditions. For more information, call us or book an appointment online.
Medical cannabis is a great alternative to prescription drugs like opioids, as medical cannabis (also known as medical marijuana) can help with chronic health conditions like:
- Chronic migraines
- Chronic back pain
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Some types of cancer
How do you get a medical marijuana card?
Medical marijuana cards are typically only for patients with a diagnosed chronic condition like the ones previously mentioned. If your doctor thinks your conditions symptoms can be relieved with medical marijuana use, you may be able to get a medical marijuana card.
You will need to book a consultation with your primary care doctor at NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness and provide your physician with any medical records (if we do not have them on file) related to your condition, as well as any relevant lab work results, prescriptions in relation to your condition or another doctor’s note.
All of this helps with your certification and may be necessary for you to get approved for a medical marijuana card.
How long does MMCC approval take?
Just like getting a license for other things, your information and application that is submitted must be reviewed and approved prior to you getting your medical marijuana card. The approval process can take up to 30 days or longer depending on how many applicates MMCC has to review.
Approval only indicates you are registered with MMCC, you still must obtain a valid written confirmation from an approved provider like at NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness, then you must purchase your MMCC card before you are able to purchase any medical marijuana.
Registration with MMCC is valid for three years, this means you will have to get your certification renewed every three years to keep your medical marijuana card and have it stay active.
Once you have been approved, purchased your MMCC medical marijuana card and you have received your MMCC patient ID then you can use it at a Maryland dispensary.
Can Doctors prescribe medical marijuana?
Doctors are unable to prescribe medical marijuana personally, however this does not mean you cannot still obtain medical marijuana for your chronic conditions.
Our primary care physicians have the ability to supply their patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with the state law. This allows you access to be able to apply for a medical marijuana card through MMCC. Until your application is reviewed and approved, and you have paid for and received the ID, you cannot buy or obtain medical marijuana.
Follow these steps to legally obtain your MMCC card for medical cannabis:
- Register as a patient with MMCC
- Obtain written certification from your physician at NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness
- Purchase your MMCC ID card and receive the ID
- Visit a licensed Maryland dispensary
The written certification you receive from your physician will state how many grams of dried flower OR how many grams of THC you may purchase each 30 period. The purchasing limit is based off a rolling 30-day limit. Your account will state how much you have bought over a period of time, and this will calculate what you have left to purchase before the 30 days is over. If you are interested in talking to one of our medical providers today about obtaining certification for medical marijuana to use for your chronic illness or pain, contact us to book your consultation appointment. We serve patients from Lanham, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, MD and the DC metro area.