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With a recommendation from a licensed physician you will be able to legally possess marijuana for medical reasons within the State of California. Although we prefer you have medical records with you when you come in, our doctors are ready to evaluate you for medical cannabis use even if you don't. You do need to bring in valid identification:
• Valid California identification. If you do not have a valid California Driver’s License or DMV issued I.D. card you will not be given a recommendation. The I.D. is simply proof that you are a California resident.
• Patients must be 18 or older. Your valid California identification will be used to also verify your age.
Is a Medical Marijuana Recommendation right for you?
Obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation may be the best treatment solutions available today.
Medical marijuana has been found to be an effective treatment for various symptoms and diseases, including but not limited to insomnia, migraine headaches, nausea, gastritis, arthritis, chronic pain, glaucoma, anorexia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS, as well as mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and many others. Research has supported the value of marijuana for medicinal usage, and studies currently underway continue to show more evidence of the medicinal benefits of marijuana.
California Proposition 215 also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 Health & Safety Code 11362.5 and SB420 allows qualified patients to legally use of Medical Cannabis. If you qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation at our clinic, our doctors will provide you with a letter of recommendation that the dispensaries in California will honor.
Benefits of Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Recommendation:
1.) 100% Legal Access to Effective Medicine – Given all the evidence, its very difficult to dispute the medicinal value of marijuana/cannabis. It seems to be the only substance on Earth that can provide relief for the symptoms of: Chronic pain, Neck pain, AIDS/HIV, Gastritis, Sinusitis, Anorexia, Migraine headaches, Chronic back pain, PTSD, Premenstrual syndrome, Nausea Insomnia, Arthritis, and many more illnesses as well as mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression without destroying your body (provided healthy intake methods) – all with no negative long-term side effects. Marijuana is an all naturally growing plant that’s been used as an effective medicine for thousands for years.
2.) Legal Protection –
Marijuana use is prohibited by the federal law of the US. Hence, if you are using the plant without a legal permission, even for medical purposes, you’re breaking the law of the United States and you will be legally prosecuted. So, you have to know that it is critical for you to have a valid medical marijuana recommendation from a certified MMJ doctor, if you don’t want any trouble because of the illegal use of the plant. Even if you’re using cannabis/marijuana legitimately to treat a serious disease or to relieve yourself from excruciating pain, you are nevertheless violating state law if you are not in possession of a valid medical marijuana recommendation letter from a licensed physician.
3) Access To Any Medical Marijuana Dispensary in California There are more than 400 medical marijuana dispensaries in California, which grow and provide medical marijuana to those in need. Guess what? When you have a medical marijuana card, you are allowed to come to any of these dispensaries and get your medicine. Of course, you can access only dispensaries located in California, but it’s not a problem due to their number. The best advantage of this opportunity is that you don’t have to drive to the other end of the city you live in to get your medicine, when there’s a medical marijuana dispensary 10 minutes away from your home.
4)Personal Medical Marijuana Cultivation Opportunity Any patient, who possesses a medical marijuana card, is allowed to have up to 6 mature marijuana plants at one time in the state of California. And this is really generous! This actually allows patients, who can’t afford much movement, to stay at home and cultivate their own medicine absolutely legally! In fact, growing your own medical cannabis will save you tons of money. So, if you still don’t have a medical marijuana card and you do qualify for it, you should hurry up and get one at our medical center.
What Will My Visit Be Like?
Many people are nervous about what a visit to a "medical marijuana doctor" will be like. Rest assured, there's absolutely no need to be nervous at all. After you read this, you will feel much more comfortable about your visit. In fact, you'll be surprised by how simple the whole process really is.
1. When you come in for your medical marijuana evaluation appointment, you will be greeted by our friendly, discreet staff, who will provide you with a short questionnaire about your general information and your medication condition, including the treatments you've received in the past.
2. You will then present your California driver's license or ID card to the receptionist who will make a copy. If you do not have a valid CA ID at the time, you'll need to bring in proof that you live in California in the form of DMV paperwork, in addition to some photo identification (i.e. Passport, Green Card, out of state ID, and school ID, etc). You'll then wait until you are called to an exam room.
3. After you are comfortable in our exam rooms, our medical assistant will ask you some more questions about your medical issues. These questions are asked so that when the physician sees you, he already has an idea about your medical needs. The doctor will then evaluate you and determine the best course of treatment, and determine your eligibility for use of medical marijuana to treat your condition. Our medical marijuana doctor will also discuss with you how medical cannabis works to help with your situation, and answer any questions you may have about medical cannabis and health in general.
4. Depending on your situation, you may also receive a brief physical examination, which will also focus on the condition in question. If you have documentation for your condition, please bring it as it makes the process much more simple. If you do not, our medical marijuana doctor will still evaluate you and help you as much as possible.
5. You will then return to the waiting room while the doctor writes your medical marijuana recommendation. Your examining physician will determine the duration of your treatment protocol. Recommendations are typically 1 year when with valid medical documentation.
Overall, the process is short and simple. Unlike many less reputable clinics that require you to pay a fee up front, if our doctor decides that you are not eligible for a medical marijuana recommendation, you don't pay a dime! We emboss your medical marijuana recommendation to make it official, you pay, and that's it.
· Individualized treatment plans based on your specific needs
· Integrated approach towards your health issues including evaluation, treatment, consultation, follow-up and referrals
· Same day appointments and walk-ins available Monday through Saturday during business hours
· Knowledgeable and friendly staff answers calls and returns messages quickly
PLEASE NOTE: We strongly advise against purchasing marijuana illegally – not only does this pose a serious health risk, but you are also taking serious potential legal risks as well. Do not put yourself at risk for drug interactions and unforeseen psychiatric symptoms, or trouble with the law. Be safe, be smart - come see our medical marijuana doctors who will help you with your medical issues as well as prevent future legal issues. BEWARE OF COPYCAT CLINICS & COPYCAT SITES. Unfortunately some unethical practices have begun copying our website, in some cases word for word in others with minor word variations. Choose your clinic wisely, you do not want to end up with a recommendation revoked or in trouble with the law; we have been in business for 11 years - choose a clinic you can trust.
Why Choose Us?
- RISK-FREE Consultations with warm, experienced & compassionate doctors.
- Our physicians & nurses, and medical staff, combine extensive experience and expertise to provide you with the smoothest evaluation possible. We are committed to providing patients with a safe and professional medical marijuana evaluation
- Medicinal marijuana has proven to be a successful alternative health treatment for hundreds of aliments and diseases. We take pride in the superior professionalism that our patients can see.
- Our medical marijuana recommendations and multiple versions of the medical cannabis recommendation letter are second to none.
Our standard physician letter is done on parchment paper- all information is typed into the letter and embossed with an official seal. We believe that our patients should not have to use an inferior medical cannabis cards and medical marijuana renewal recommendations.
- We are committed to comprehensive care for patients, from initial screening through all phases of treatment.
- Our world class 24/7 verification service is the highest quality in the industry.
- VERY Competitive pricing. Well known in Orange County to be the most affordable.
- Just because we offer value for money doesn’t mean we won’t offer you the best service we can. Our friendly staff is always happy to make sure your visit goes your way.
Finding the Right Medical Marijuana Clinic to Meet Your Needs
The State of California has always been the state that the rest of the nation looks to for the latest trends, fashions, even laws, as it was the first to pass Proposition 215, allowing a statewide medical marijuana initiative in 1996.
In the past, cannabis was mentioned in medical texts to treat a multitude of different health conditions, but its legal and medicinal use was abolished in 1937, surprisingly over the objections of the AMA.
In 1999, the National Academy of Science did a scientific review for the federal Office of Narcotics Control Policy, on the legitimate use of marijuana as a health aid, which at the time was given serious consideration, but the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) decided to continue to prohibit its use.
Times are changing, however. There are now 15 states plus the District of Columbia that legally recognizes the medical use of marijuana for patients who are “gravely” ill. This came about after there was some confusion in May of 2001 when the US Supreme Court ruled that state and federal laws did not have to conform to each other.
This opened up the floodgates, allowing voters in states that wanted marijuana legalized for medicinal purposes to decide its fate. Voters had the opportunity to either approve or disapprove their state’s proposition, and now there are 14 other states besides California that voters have given their okay.
Remember California was legally using medical marijuana according to state, not federal law, since 1996, and since 1996, the use of medical marijuana has become big business in the State of California. In Los Angeles alone there are, from one estimate, 800 to 1000 “pot” dispensaries actively supplying marijuana to those who are “legally” allowed to obtain it.
Assuming that you are a California resident and you do have the right to legally obtain and grow marijuana under the state’s medical marijuana guidelines, how do you pick a dispensary that is right for you? Finding a clinic that is convenient and in close proximity to your home would be a prudent place to start.
Other considerations would depend on the type of marijuana that is available at your clinic and whether or not the facility has other programming patient’s might be interested in participating such as resume building, money saving seminars, marijuana growing techniques or counseling.
First, you want to be sure that you are obtaining the strain of marijuana that will best ease your affliction. For example if you suffer from chronic arthritis you will want a strain that will help ease your pain. If you have mood issues and you are “clinically depressed” you will want to be sure that you can obtain a marijuana strain that will pick up your mood rather than suppress it. But if you have a problem with anxiety, you will no doubt want a strain that does curb your nervous energy, bringing you to a level so you can relax.
Therefore before deciding on the best clinic for you, and in California there are plenty to choose from, make sure all your medicinal marijuana needs are satisfied. You will want to choose a facility that is close and convenient to your home. With the price of gas today and the busy California highway system, a dispensary in walking distance would be ideal.
Locating a Doctor Who Understands – The Search for a Medical Marijuana Practitioner
Now that you realize that smoking, eating or drinking marijuana helps you cope with the nasty side effects of an illness such as cancer, AIDS, chronic headache or nausea, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, etc., it is time to locate a doctor who will commiserate with your insightful discovery.
No one wants to confide in a doctor who is against medical marijuana. Doctors have reputations or their stereotypical personality type does not predispose them to being compassionate toward those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes. After all these are doctors and marijuana is illegal as far as the federal government is concerned, regardless that 15 states and the District of Columbia have legally ratified medical marijuana use.
Nonetheless, there are not too many doctors who knowingly break the law—it is just not characteristic for them to do so, and many doctors feel that if the federal government still considers marijuana use illegal then it is illegal regardless that the state says it is okay. Years of education taught many doctors that unless it is in the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) then it has no business being prescribed or recommended as a remedy for combating illness.
Not all doctors are that rigid and strict, however. There are many doctors, especially in the State of California where medical marijuana has been approved for years, who will recommend marijuana for patients they feel will medicinally benefit from the herb’s effect.
If you live in California and have been searching for a doctor whom you can confide you've come to the right place.
Look for High Quality Medical Marijuana Evaluation Clinics and Doctors
What to look for as a patient- you want to be sure that the doctors are in full compliance with California Medical Association Guidelines regarding Medical Cannabis. You also want to be sure that the facility along with the physicians whose recommendation for the legal use of Medical Marijuana for qualified patients is recognized by the state.
Once you determine that the doctor with whom you want to make an appointment is recognized and in full compliance with the guidelines of the State of California, you will be allowed to participate in a program upon the doctor's approval. The qualified patient will then receive a written recommendation that allows the patient to use marijuana legally for their health related condition.
Using One Care as an example in Orange County, its website provides all the pertinent information that a patient needs to be sure that the facility is in full compliance with the Orange County Department of Health Services (DHS). You can therefore rest assured that if you make an appointment with a doctor at One Care and you are given a recommendation. This will help you obtain your Orange County Medical Marijuana ID Card, which is highly recommended that you acquire, as it is the best form of proof that you are allowed to obtain, have in your possession, and/or be under the influence of marijuana for medicinal reasons.
Some other information that you will want to look over on the website would be the names of the doctors who operate the clinic, the hours of operation, the clinic’s location, the fee for an office visit and, most importantly, the pre-visit requirements, which should all be clearly marked on the website.
If you would rather obtain your medical records from your doctor and bring them with you to your initial appointment at One Care that is also permitted.
This is a simple process. Doctor’s offices share medical records all the time but it is mandatory by law that you first sign a medical records release form. Once the release of information is signed the doctor’s office will usually fax the form to the office who has your records. If your chart is not very thick, a staff member will simply fax the records.
The time it takes for you to sign a medical release form, forward it to the doctor who has your records, who in turn releases your records to One Care may take only a day or two, again, depending on the size of the chart and how busy the doctor’s office is. Some doctor’s offices designate one day out of the week and devote that entire day to forwarding medical records. If that is the case it may take a week before your new doctor has your records, which is why you may want to physically go to the doctor’s office and retrieve your records yourself—it could be faster, but it may cost you. Many doctors charge patients who request their records, but they usually do not charge another doctor for records, as it is considered a courtesy amongst doctor professionals.
Now that your records have been received by the staff you are ready to be seen for your initial consultation. This first visit will give the doctor from whom you want the recommendation to participate in a medical marijuana program a chance to ask you some questions. Once the doctor is satisfied with the information he or she has received, a recommendation for you to participate and become a member of one of the many medical marijuana facilities around northern and southern California will be forthcoming.
Receiving treatment with medical marijuana can do wonders to your health. The plant is a wonder in modern science and it has been extensively developed to offer patients a heap of benefits to tackle a variety of diseases they face. In all probability, the plant may be the cure you require to counter attack your sickness and gain much needed respite from it. The best part is that it is completely legal – so you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Getting an evaluation our clinics ensures that you receive expert guidance from our licensed doctors. You are in safe hands and you can be rest assured that we will create the best treatment plan possible to tackle your sickness.
Understanding if medical marijuana is right for you is the first step of your treatment. Give us a call or make an appointment today to see if you qualify for medical marijuana in California. If you do not qualify, you do not pay. It's that simple! You can be rest assured that we show utmost care in handling your situation and there are no reasons for you to be nervous in getting started.
Coming in for a medical marijuana evaluation is actually very simple. Many people get nervous to approach our clinic. But there is no need to get nervous. Our clinic functions in full accordance with law & our doctors are friendly and are very happy to help. Once they deem that you qualify to receive treatment, you will be issued a letter of recommendation that you can use at any California dispensary to get your medical marijuana.
The recommendation will be valid throughout the State of California. The recommendation can also be used to acquire an ID card from the State. The ID card is optional, but it is nonetheless a good idea that you do obtain one. This will validate your presence at any dispensary and could perhaps void problems with the law if you are arrested for possession or being under the influence of a mood altering substance.
For those people who are concerned that they have not seen their doctor within the last year, you can still make an appointment and have your primary care physician write a note documenting your diagnosis. This note will satisfy the doctor you are seeing for a recommendation. If you do not have a primary care physician, our doctors will evaluate you at our clinic without any form of medical documentation.
Being new to the entire process, you will be examined by one of our licensed doctors who will also talk to you about how the treatment can help you get better. Getting you back in good health is our primary motive and we strive hard to ensure that we achieve this. A full-proof plan of treatment is then made and explained so that you understand the total time it will take for the treatment to have its impact. You will be issued a recommendation letter and a medical marijuana card that shows that you are consuming your medication in accordance with the legal system.
Getting started with your treatment is really simple. Make an appointment online,call, or walk-in: you can visit our clinic and receive an evaluation from our experienced licensed doctors.
Our doctors will tell you about the benefits of Medical Marijuana and how it can help you. Our doctors will check your medical background as well as past records of any conditions to make sure that you are completely fit to receive medication. This is a very important step as marijuana could have a negative impact on your body if you are not physically fit to take it.
Once the doctors are certain that your medical history is not a hindrance, they may ask you to undergo a few tests to make sure that your condition is suitable for medical marijuana use.
Once our doctors are certain that you qualify for the treatment, they will issue a letter of recommendation for you. This letter of recommendation is what is required by dispensaries when you go in to purchase medical cannabis.
The doctor who provided the recommendation may also run a clinic where medical marijuana is dispensed or may recommend a clinic in the area. Once you are on the state’s list that can be accessed online anytime, you are in your full legal rights to obtain marijuana at an accredited dispensary or clinic without legal ramification.