Medical marijuana dispensaries
Frequently asked questions
A medical marijuana dispensary is the term used to describe licensed and regulated businesses that sell locally grown medical-grade cannabis to cardholding medical marijuana patients.
Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC’s) are issued to qualified patients suffering from a number of ailments as outlined by their state’s list of qualifying conditions. The application process to get an MMJ card may differ depending on where you live, but generally, there is an application process through the state. In some states, a recommendation from a primary care doctor is required.
In order to purchase medical cannabis, you must have a valid medical marijuana card issued by the state in which you live. With that card, you can purchase medical cannabis in the following ways:
- Physically visiting a medical marijuana dispensary storefront
- Placing an order online with a medical dispensary for pick-up
- Placing a weed delivery order with a medical weed delivery service
The type of medical cannabis products available at dispensaries will depend on the state where you live. In some states, only flower is available for medical purchase. In others, however, a number of products such as flower, dabs & concentrates, edibles, vapes, cartridges, pre-rolls, topicals, and even smoking accessories are available for purchase.
Cannabis has been used as a healing tool for thousands of years. Cannabis use is believed to have originated in Central Asia in 2000 BC. It was only recently in 1996 when California became the first state to legalize the use of cannabis medicinally. In the time since many other states have followed suit.