How to Get a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in North Carolina?

Currently, North Carolina does not yet have a fully functional medical marijuana program.

 

North Carolina Marijuana Card understands that the medical marijuana laws in the state can be confusing, so we will keep you posted as the legislation changes. Our website will contain updated information, and we will be the first to let you know when medical marijuana is legalized and appointments are available!

On March 20, 2019, 19 cosponsors introduced HB 401, a comprehensive medical marijuana bill. Use this link to urge your legislators to support a compassionate medical marijuana program!

Hopefully, the overwhelming support from North Carolina residents will pressure the state legislature to pass the bill legalizing medical marijuana. The program is rather restrictive in its current form, but we are expecting exciting changes over the next 12 months!

How to Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in North Carolina

In order to qualify for a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card so you can legally purchase medical marijuana from one of the dispensaries once they are open, we expect that the qualifications will be similar to the following:

 

  • Be 18 years of age or older

    • Patients under 18 years of age must have parental consent

  • Have a current diagnosis of a qualifying condition 

  • Hold an official written certification from a physician

  • Be a resident of North Carolina with proof of residency (valid driver's license or state ID card

 

What Conditions Are Approved for Treatment with Medical Marijuana?

Under North Carolina’s law, the only qualifying condition is currently intractable epilepsy. This is defined as "a seizure disorder that, as determined by a neurologist, does not respond to three or more treatment options overseen by the neurologist." 

We do not know what conditions will be approved by the state of North Carolina, but we can look to other states for an idea of what medical conditions will be eligible for medical marijuana treatment. In many other states, medical marijuana helps to treat and alleviate symptoms associated with various medical conditions. We can predict a similarity in North Carolina once medical marijuana is legalized.

3 Easy Steps

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Step 1

Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors in North Carolina!

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Step 2

Attend your virtual evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.

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Step 3

With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card from the State of North Carolina.

How to Get Approved for a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card ​

Once medical marijuana is legalized in North Carolina, you will be eligible for medical marijuana treatment if you suffer from one of the qualifying conditions. Before you can enter dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana products, you will need a North Carolina medical marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain a North Carolina medical marijuana card will be to schedule your evaluation appointment with us.

Once medical marijuana is legalized, our friendly support staff will carefully walk you through the entire process, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment to submitting your recommendation to the State Board of Pharmacy after the appointment.

If you live with a qualifying condition, you will need to schedule an appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor to obtain your North Carolina marijuana card. At the appointment, you and the doctor will discuss your medical condition(s) and treatment history. You must obtain medical records before your visit that support your qualifying condition.

 

If your North Carolina Medical Marijuana Doctor is able to confirm your qualifying condition and believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option, you will receive a signed certification from the North Carolina Marijuana Doctor recommending medical marijuana and or medical marijuana products as part of your treatment plan.

 

This signed recommendation will then be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services along with an annual registration fee. You will be responsible for the state’s registration fee. Once you have paid your fee and the state has received your Marijuana Doctor’s certification, you will be entered into the patient registry. After your submission, you will receive your North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card in the mail (or via email).

If you need guidance on where to find a dispensary or have questions about getting a replacement card or anything else, we will be here to help you!

 

What Information and Forms Will Be Required When a Patient Applies for a Medical Marijuana ID card?

The following will be required when submitting your application:

• The application form

• The completed Physician Written Certification

• Photocopy of your North Carolina issued driver's license or state ID (please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your North Carolina driver's license or ID)

• The application fee

 

Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office?

We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as our North Carolina Marijuana doctors are the only people that can make the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments.

 

​Why Get a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card?

Effective Treatment ​

If you currently suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions, we strongly suggest that once medical marijuana is legalized, you initiate your treatment regimen under the supervision of a physician who has the training, compassion, and belief in the medicinal qualities inherent in cannabis. At North Carolina Marijuana Card, all of our Doctors are not only licensed under the State of North Carolina but also have taken additional continuing medical education cannabis courses to ensure that they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of Medical Marijuana.

 

Dispensary Access

We also believe that any Medical Marijuana products should be purchased from a North Carolina licensed dispensary. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services supports the use of medical marijuana (in its various forms) as a low-risk and successful method of treatment for any one or more of the qualifying conditions. With your North Carolina Medical Marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all North Carolina dispensaries and purchase Medical Marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries will carry many forms of Medical Marijuana in varying strengths and potency. You will be able to buy products such as tinctures, oils, creams, and plant material for vaporizers, as well as edibles. Once legislation is passed legalizing medical marijuana, we will have more information on the products that will be offered at dispensaries. We will make sure to keep you updated as more information comes out!

Legal Protection ​

Your North Carolina Marijuana Card will make it easy for you to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with North Carolina's Medical Marijuana Control, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume Medical Marijuana products.

 

Access To Other States ​

A North Carolina Marijuana Card will get you access to all dispensaries located within the state. That's a given, but you might end up getting more value than you originally anticipated. Many states with medical marijuana laws already on the books offer reciprocity with their program. What this means is that your marijuana card from North Carolina will allow you to purchase marijuana in states that have similar requirements. We will keep you updated on this information as well!

 

What Is a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card?

A North Carolina Medical Marijuana card is simply the patient identification card that you will receive from the Department of Health once you've been registered as a Medical Marijuana patient in the state of North Carolina. With your card in hand, you'll have all of the legal rights and benefits granted to patients under the State's Medical Marijuana laws. The card itself will look similar to any other identification card you might have. It will have your picture on it, your address, and a unique patient identification number. ​

 

North Carolina Marijuana Card understands that the medical marijuana laws in the state can be confusing, so we will keep you posted as the legislation changes. Our website will contain updated information, and we will be the first to let you know when medical marijuana is legalized and appointments are available!

Get Approved for Medical Marijuana Through Telemedicine!

Once medical marijuana is legalized in North Carolina, you will be able to get approved for medical marijuana treatment from the comfort and safety of your own home! By meeting with a North Carolina doctor through telemedicine, you will be able to get approved on the same day.

 

The process is quick and easy. Our telemedicine platform allows you to meet with the doctor on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. We will provide same-day registration for telemedicine appointments, so once medical marijuana is legalized, you can access the dispensaries right away.

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