It has never been clearer to see the benefits of having a medical cannabis card. Online cannabis dispensaries like BudgetGreens and CheapCanna carry some of Canada’s widest range of cannabis products, and their quality is ensured by ongoing regulation and testing. With recreational dispensaries in Canada facing cannabis shortages that reach province-wide, being a cannabis cardholder grants you access to cannabis dispensaries and their stabler supplies. And between monopolies created by the SQDC and the perks of having your healthcare provider pay for your cannabis, the money side of having a cannabis card is a slam dunk.
Want more? Did you know that cannabis cardholders are allowed to possess up to 150 grams of cannabis, instead of the recreational limit of 30? There is no end to how being a cannabis cardholder in Montreal will pay off for you. If you’re unsure how to proceed, read on for an easy overview of how to obtain a cannabis card.
How to get a cannabis card in 2 steps
Consult the broad list of conditions that make you eligible to hold a medical cannabis card. Some common uses for medical marijuana include anxiety, back pain, nausea, PTSD, and more. You need to consult the list with your doctor in order to find a condition for which you can be prescribed, but the good news is that only you and your doctor are needed to approve the process. There is no separate board or governmental step required to receive a cannabis card.
Step 2 (or Step 1B):
It is now very easy to apply for a medical cannabis card online. There are online medical marijuana clinics where you can schedule a video consultation with a doctor, describe your condition and symptoms, and then have them approve your cannabis card application. All of these online cannabis clinics require straightforward registration. Once you’ve created an account, which is free, you are good to go.
Online cannabis clinics are becoming increasingly fast in their processing times. It’s now as easy to schedule an online consultation, receive your cannabis card, and have online cannabis delivered in as little as three days. Different clinics have different methods (and wait times) for processing, but a common rule of thumb is to always have as much documentation for your condition as possible. These documents can range from prior prescriptions to written medical instructions or hospital/doctor’s office receipts. Being able to provide the clinic with as much information as possible will increase the speed with which your cannabis card application is processed and accepted.
Here is a list of documents you need to prepare in order to apply for a medical cannabis card:
- All medical cannabis users must be 18 years old, so you’ll need a valid ID that shows your date of birth.
- Depending on your citizenship status, you will need to show proof that you are a valid, legal citizen of Canada. Only those who are legally Canadian are allowed to hold medical cannabis cards.
When you meet with your doctor, you’ll need to provide medical documents that can prove your medical condition. These can include previous medical visit receipts, written diagnoses, prescriptions, and written instructions.
A final note that, whether in person or online, applying for a medical cannabis card is free. You will never have to face any costs for registering to apply and receiving your card.