In the last couple of years, a lot of laws concerning marijuana usage have changed. And now when so many states in the US have declared it legal, one has to ask if obtaining a medical card makes sense. For some states, it may not seem to have sense, but one has to keep in mind that not all of them have adopted laws legalizing marijuana consumption. Such laws allow people over 21 to consume it for both recreational and medical purposes.
If you are one of those people that is consuming it for medical purposes, and your card has expired, you may be wondering if it is worth renewing it at all. Before you think it’s not, here are a couple of points you should consider.
First of all, we’ve mentioned how not all the states have made it legal, so keep in mind the fact that at one point you will be traveling for business or leisure purposes, and you may need the dose. In order not to violate the law, it is best to have a renewed card with you at all times. This goes especially if you’re traveling to Oklahoma.
When were these cards introduced?
Approximately two years ago it started being obligatory for those using this substance for treating medical conditions, to obtain this card. Many of you reading this article have never renewed it. For those living in this state, you should know that these cards are to be renewed every 12 months.
Now, many are asking the question of how it can be renewed. In the state of Oklahoma, the process is rather simple. Or, in other words, almost the same as obtaining the original one. You do need to go see the doctor, as you did when you first applied for the card, but it doesn’t have to be the same one. You can simply receive the recommendation at dr-weedy.com or some other provider of your choice, and also get help with renewing the card online.
Here are a couple of ways you can renew your card…
– Using the same online service
For those who have obtained it online and obtained the recommendation the same way, all they need to do is find their log-in data, and go back to the same website. There, you’ll find all the information about how to renew the card by the same service. The good thing about this way is that all the information you once filled in is saved and ready for usage again. Some will even offer discounts for returning patients. Some also offer the choice of a video appointment if you cannot go there physically, after which the card will be renewed. So, an online option is quite suitable for many.
– Registering on a new service
If you would like to use another provider, then you’ll need to go through the process of obtaining a recommendation once again. All you need to do is create an account at the desired service website, and after it is verified, complete your profile, and schedule a video appointment with the doctor. Once you are done being checked by a doctor, you’ll most probably get the recommendation you need for the card to be issued. You’ll use this data for the state, in order to renew the card.
There’s one catch though. If the card is within 30 days of the expiration date, renewal won’t be possible. To illustrate, if the card is expiring and March 10th, you won’t be able to initialize the renewal process until February 10th.
– Renewing via state website
The process is more or less similar to what we have explained previously. You’ll be registering at OMMA, or logging back to your old profile in case you’ve obtained the first one this way. After that, just fill out the application, and upload the documents they require in it, a recommendation, and a photo. There’s also a fee to be paid, approximately 100 USD. For some, they offer a 20 USD discount.
Finally, it is also important to mention all the benefits of using this substance.
Research has shown there are quite a lot of them, but one particular illness so many medications could not affect is multiple sclerosis. It still remains a mystery, even to modern medicine, how this illness appears and why. One thing is for sure, and that is the number of people it affects today. Below are some of its symptoms that can be treated using medical marijuana.
1. Inflammation of neural tissue
Inflammation of the neural tissue is the primary symptom of multiple sclerosis. This substance is widely known to reduce inflammation and has been used for thousands of years by doctors and herbalists around the world.
In recent years, the anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana have been thoroughly investigated and have led to the production of marijuana-based drugs and preparations.
2. Muscle pain
Pain is one of the worst symptoms of this illness, and it affects 50 to 70 percent of people. It occurs as a direct consequence of neural tissue inflammation or as a result of muscle spasms and spasms due to pressure in the musculoskeletal system.
Clinical depression affects up to 50% of patients. It probably occurs due to damage to the nerves that regulate mood, but it can also be a side effect of drugs to slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis.
4. Digestive problems
It also causes a number of gastrointestinal problems. These include abdominal pain, constipation, which affects about 50 percent of patients, and fecal incontinence, which affects 30 to 50 percent of patients.
As many as 51 to 60 percent of patients in studies reported that incontinence was reduced by using this substance.
Mentioning only one ailment such substance can contribute to reducing consequences, makes it have a valid medical card worth a while. Especially if you are suffering from it.