I remember 10 to 15 years ago when marijuana wasn’t nearly as accepted as it is today.
- Even if you lived in a state that had a medical marijuana program, in some cases you were forced to display medical records proving that you had a debilitating medical problem that could be treated with cannabis.
What sorts of medical conditions that were accepted were debated for years. Many things have changed in the years since. For one thing, there are more states in the country in 2021 that have some form of legal cannabis compared to the ones that don’t. It would be harder to find a place in this country to live where there is no legal marijuana anywhere in sight. And of the few states that are still holding out on cannabis reform, you can still purchase CBD products in stores because of its federal legal status. My state not only has medical marijuana available, but they have also made it easy to obtain for anyone who wants it. At first we were all worried that we would be forced to show proof of serious and debilitating medical problems if we wanted to get medical marijuana cards in this state. Surprisingly, it’s fairly easy to obtain a medical marijuana card here, even if you have good physical and mental health. You can call a certified medical marijuana physician and create an appointment with the representative over the phone. In my case I told them that cannabis helps with my anxiety and they were happy to provide me with my “recommendation” for medical marijuana which was required to get a medical marijuana card from the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use.