Get a Doctor's Recommendation

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What document do I need to get my medical marijuana?

A prescription

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Prescriptions are for things made by drug companies.

A Doctor's Recommendation

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Well done!

I don't need one, I can just walk into one of those places.

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Not yet. This kind of freedom only exists in Colorado right now. And soon in Washington. We all hope California is next in line.

Who can I get a Recommendation from?

Someone who says they are a Pot Doctor.

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Be wary of those that only refer to themselves in this way. Please make sure the doctor you visit is a licensed M.D. or D.O.

A nurse

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Nurses may administer cannabis medicines, but they can't write a Doctor's Recommendation. You'll need a doctor for that one.

A licensed M.D.

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You've been doing your homework!

A chiropractor or acupuncturist.

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They have many healing powers, but writing a marijuana recommendation is not one of them.

All of the above

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Try again.

If I become a medical marijuana patient, won't I be on some government list?

No, my Doctor's Recommendation is between me, my treating physician and my Provider.

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Great job!

Yes, I will be watched. I will be bugged. I will be followed and it will be scary.

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There's a chance you might be reading too many Tom Clancy novels.

I hope so, because I just don't feel safe unless the authorities are keeping a good eye on me.

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Unfortunately, most people consider their health information a private matter.

Do I need to present any paperwork to get my Doctor's Recommendation?

A valid photo ID

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You'll need more than just this.

Proof of California residency

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You'll need more than just this.

An ailment whose symptoms improve with marijuana use

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You'll need more than just this.

All of the above

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You're really getting this!

True or False: A marijuana Caregiver must be the patient's legal guardian or "primary" Caregiver

TRUE

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Congratulations, you're ready for Step 2!

FALSE

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Sorry. California law requires that the Caregiver named for cannabis medicine be the legal guardian or primary health Caregiver.

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