The Evaluation Process
Being evaluated for approval to use medical marijuana is similar to regular medical evaluations performed by most physicians. When you arrive for your visit, you will be asked to fill out a Patient Intake Packet. You will meet with the licensed physician, who will perform a medical history and physical exam. Your medical records will be reviewed. If you qualify for medical cannabis based on the law and the physician’s professional opinion is that you may benefit from its use, you will be issued a signed and embossed recommendation letter. The physician will also outline a treatment plan, discuss the side effects, risks and benefits of treatment, and arrange a follow-up visit. The physician will also explain the different ways that cannabis may be used so that you can minimize any side effects and maximize beneficial effects.