Currently, thirty-three states and the District of Columbia allow the use of cannabis for medical reasons. Many prospective patients wonder how to get a medical marijuana prescription DC.
Keep reading to learn more about the qualifying conditions for a marijuana prescription and how to make an appointment with Dr. Rashbaum.
Medical Marijuana Prescription Process in DC
In a previous post, we discussed the process to receive a medical marijuana card in DC. First, you must obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from your doctor.
Dr. Rashbaum is one of the only doctors in Washington DC who is certified to make a recommendation. Once you have one, you can apply with the Department of Health.
Following submitting the application and paying the fee, you should receive your card in about one month.
Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Prescription DC
While there may be some leeway in prescribing medical marijuana, these are the most common qualifying conditions:
- Muscle Spasms, especially severe or persistent ones, often associated with conditions like Multiple Sclerosis
- Any chronic condition that cannot be treated with ordinary measures, or
- Any chronic condition that will benefit from medical cannabis, per the determination of the doctor
In many cases, patients who are being treated for chronic conditions must take medications that cause unwanted side effects. Thankfully, Dr. Rashbaum carefully considers your situation before recommending a marijuana prescription.
Obtaining Medical Marijuana
Once you receive your card, you can access marijuana from a DC or nearby dispensary. Keep in mind that DC has many laws regarding the use of marijuana, even for medical reasons.
Medical Marijuana Prescription DC
If you feel that you may benefit from the therapeutic use of marijuana, contact our office at (202) 822-6311 to make an appointment with Dr. Rashbaum.