Howard County Medical Marijuana
Howard County residents who are dealing with a chronic medical condition or who are receiving palliative or hospice care may now qualify for the legal use of medical marijuana in their treatment plan. Here is what you need to know about the qualification process.
Medical Marijuana Qualification Process in Howard County
To qualify for medical marijuana in Howard County, you must either live in Maryland or be receiving treatment in the state for a condition deemed legally treatable with cannabis. These include conditions that cause chronic nausea, pain, spasms, or seizures and also include post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma, and anorexia. If you have one of these or a similar condition, the next step is to register as a patient with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission and then schedule an appointment with a licensed mmj doctor. The doctor will go through your health records to learn more about your condition and symptoms and to determine if you would make a good candidate for cannabis treatment. If so, he or she will issue a written recommendation so you can apply for a patient ID number with the Commission. If your application is approved, you will receive a number and be able to purchase a card with your number printed on it for an additional $50. Though the card makes verification easier, it is not necessary to legally purchase marijuana. With your ID number, you can legally buy cannabis at any licensed dispensary in the state including Nature’s Care & Wellness in Ellicott City and New Era Wellness in Catonsville.
Medical Marijuana Purchasing in Howard County
Once you have chosen a convenient dispensary, you need only take in your patient ID number and talk with the professional staff about your condition. They will ask questions about your symptoms and how they affect your daily life so they can recommend the best types and doses of cannabis for your needs. At the time of your visit, you will be able to purchase up to 120 grams of marijuana in the form of dried leaves, pills, vapes, or concentrates. At this time, edible types of cannabis are still illegal under state law.
If you are interested in using medical marijuana to treat your chronic health condition, register with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission as a patient and schedule an appointment with a licensed marijuana physician today to learn more about qualifying.