Personalized On-line California Medical Marijuana Recommendations
Who can get an On-line Renewal?
On-line Renewals are for Naturally Healing MD patients, with current or expired recommendations, who are successfully meeting their medical needs with medicinal marijuana. On-line renewals are the quickest and least costly way to keep your recommendation up-to-date. Patients receive a one year internet verifiable recommendation and free access to all Naturally Healing MD free classes.
Why Get a Medical Marijuana Recommendation
If access to any dispensary in California is your goal, a medical marijuana recommendation will insure you have access to all dispensaries in the state of California as well as those in a few other states with reciprocity.
There are still several dispensaries in the Bay Area that are medical only – Patient Care Collective on Telegraph in Berkeley and Synergy Wellness. In addition, several Bay Area dispensaries offer discounts to patients with a medical marijuana recommendation – in some cases up to 15% off.
What about a Medical Marijuana Card?
Your written doctor’s recommendation is your legal document and, along with your California ID, all that is necessary to purchase medical marijuana products from a medical dispensary. Many patients think that they need a “card” from the physician providing the medical marijuana recommendation. However, a physician-issued card is simply a convenient way to carry your medical marijuana recommendation around in a wallet. For those with a smart phone, you can take a picture of your recommendation, ensuring it is legible, and show it instead of the paper document to gain entry to medical-only dispensaries or receive a discount.
To access a dispensary in a state outside of California, you may need to display a medical marijuana patient card. The CaNORML website is the go-to resource for California’s legal framework for marijuana (www.CaNORML.org) and also has information on which states have reciprocal arrangements for medical cannabis cardholders. Since laws outside of California determine reciprocity and they are now changing more than in the past, it is best to check a state’s current laws if you are trying to use cannabis in that state.
What should I expect?
Patients complete an on-line form that takes about 5 minutes. The intake form will be reviewed on the day of your appointment and the recommendation mailed out the same day. There is no direct contact between the patient and the physician.
How should I schedule?
Naturally Healing MD patients can schedule on-line. If you don’t find an appointment that meets your needs, please call the office at (510) 550-7500.
PLEASE NOTE: Patients do not need to be available by phone at the exact time of the appointment. Your on-line responses will be reviewed at that time and your recommendation will be mailed that day.
What is the cost?
On-line renewals are $50 and can be paid by credit card.
This includes a one year internet verifiable recommendation and free access to all Naturally Healing MD classes.
For those patients unable to pay by credit card, please contact the office at : (510) 550-7500 so we can make alternative arrangements.