Frequently Asked Question about Medical Marijuana in North Carolina
What conditions make a patient eligible for medical marijuana in the State of North Carolina?
A “qualifying patient” must have a condition or symptom of, or side effect related to the treatment of:
• Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Tourette's Syndrome
• Nail-Patella Syndrome
• Severe Migraines
• Celiac Disease
• Staphylococcus Aureus
• Diabetes Mellitus
• Hepatitis C
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Crohn's Disease
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Sleep Apnea
Why do I need a North Carolina medical marijuana Card?
A North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card shows that your name has been added to the North Carolina Medical Marijuana Registry by a Licensed North Carolina Physician. With this card, you can:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries in the State of North Carolina when dispensaries open.
2. Possess Marijuana and Marijuana Products in the State of North Carolina.
3. Consume Marijuana and Marijuana Products in the State of North Carolina.
A North Carolina Medical Marijuana Card is a personal identification card that shows the patient is a legal North Carolina registered Medical Marijuana Patient.
How do I get a North Carolina medical marijuana card?
To obtain your North Carolina medical marijuana card, you need to have a North Carolina medical marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions and recommend medical marijuana to you. Our staff at North Carolina Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified doctor and filing all your necessary paperwork!
You must visit a state-licensed physician (not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) to obtain a physician certification. You will then apply for an identification card from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. We can help you with all of this!
What is the cost for a medical marijuana card in North Carolina?
Some doctors charge an exorbitant amount of money just for an initial examination. We feel strongly that if you qualify for medical marijuana, you shouldn't have trouble accessing it due to cost. As such, we offer a variety of payment methods, including monthly payment plan options and discounts for veterans, as well as referral discounts to those who spread the word about our services. After the first appointment, all required follow-ups are free for 12 months.
What is a designated caregiver, and how many can I have?
A designated caregiver is a person who is selected by a qualifying patient as the person authorized, on the qualifying patient’s behalf, to possess, obtain from a certified medical marijuana dispensary, dispense and assist in the administration of medical marijuana. Caregivers must apply for a registry card. It is not legal for caregivers to consume, by any means, medical marijuana that has been dispensed on behalf of a registered qualifying patient. Further, a designated caregiver is not prohibited from receiving compensation or reimbursement of expenses from a qualifying patient for assisting a qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana.
What will dispensaries charge patients for medical marijuana in North Carolina?
The cost of medical marijuana will be set by each dispensary individually and the free market will ultimately determine what the final price will be to patients. At this point, it is unclear what that price will be, but since dispensaries set their own prices, it is worth looking around for the best deals.
Are patients allowed to grow their own medical marijuana at home?
No, patients in North Carolina, as well as across the state of North Carolina, are prohibited from growing medical marijuana at home under North Carolina law. All medical marijuana is required to be purchased from one of the state-approved dispensary locations.
If you are a North Carolina resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.
Click here to learn more about what North Carolina Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (833) 247-9922. and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.