I knew I had to pay to get my medical marijuana ID card.
- The state gave the cost of obtaining the medical marijuana card and broke down the process to where a child could understand.
The only thing they didn’t specify was how much the doctor was going to charge. I had a list of doctors that were in the area, and they all helped patients get the medical cannabis card. I had to call each one, which was embarrassing. Two of the doctors were gynecologists, one was a psychiatrist. I wasn’t a woman, and I wasn’t having psychological problems. All I wanted was something to ease the pain. I found one doctor that specialized in pain management, but he was almost 100 miles away. I called him up and set an appointment. That was a year ago, and it cost me almost $250 if you count the gas money to go to and from the office. Last month, it was time to renew my medical marijuana card again. The price of gas was even higher, and I still had to pay $50 for the medical marijuana ID card, and another $200 for the doctor. The kicker was that I didn’t need to see the doctor this time. I drove the 100 miles to get to the doctor’s office and handed the cash to the receptionist. I never saw the doctor, but he took care of my application for medical marijuana. It’s too bad I couldn’t send the money through the mail, but they didn’t accept checks, money orders, or credit cards. It was cash up front, but I’m good for another year, and maybe they’ll change the cost before I need the card next year.