Are you ready to renew your Medical Marijuana Card?
Medical Card Renewal Process
Most medical marijuana cards must be renewed annually, though a few exceptions exist. While you can wait until your card has expired to renew, there are benefits to getting this process done before the expiration date. Current and potential MMJ patients no longer have to spend an entire day at the doctor’s office to continue the certification, as there are safe and secure options online via telehealth.
As a medical marijuana patient, knowing when your medical card expires is crucial. A lapse in validity can result in a loss of treatment access and can even have legal ramifications. The great news is that you can renew your medical marijuana card easily and securely with Leafy DOC.
How to renew your Medical Marijuana Card In minutes
These are the steps to renewing a medical marijuana card with the help of Leafy DOC:
1. Book Your Appointment
Skip the wait at the doctor’s office and schedule your medical mmj certification evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and an ID; then, we’ll help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later.
2. Match With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor
Connect with the right doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physicians will evaluate your qualifying condition, address your questions and concerns, and then provide a recommendation for medical cannabis via email.
3. Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
Each state varies, some states require patients to register with the state after receiving their certification from the doctor, while others do not. Depending on your state, after your state approves your registration, they will email you a downloadable patient ID card you can print or send your card in the mail. Once you have the MMJ card, you can visit your local dispensaries and purchase medicinal cannabis products.
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Renewal Frequently Asked Questions
What are the renewal requirements for my state?
|California||Annually||Patients need to renew their certification with the Doctor and their medical marijuana card with the state annually||Fully Legal|
|Connecticut||Annually||Patients need to renew their certification with the Doctor and their medical marijuana card with the state annually||Fully Legal|
|Illinois||1- 3 Years||Patients have the option to register with the state for 1, 2, or 3 years. Depending on how long the patient registered with the state will determine how often they need to renew their card with the state. However, Patients DO NOT need to see a doctor for a renewal certification until 3 years have passed, regardless of how long they chose to register with the state.||Fully Legal|
|Iowa||Annually||Patients need to renew their certification with the Doctor and their medical marijuana card with the state annually||Medical|
|Louisiana||Annually||Decriminalized & Medical|
|Maryland||Every 3 Years||Patients renew every three years and Caregivers renew every two years. Renewal certification with a doctor is required prior to renewing with the state.||Decriminalized & Medical|
|Michigan||Every 2 years||Patients need to renew their certification with the Doctor and their medical marijuana card with the state every 2 years||Fully Legal|
|Minnesota||Annually||Decriminalized & Medical|
|Missouri||Annually||Decriminalized & Medical|
|New Jersey||Annually||Annually patients need to renew their prescription with the Doctor. Every 2 years, they also need to renew the card with the state.||Fully Legal|
|New York||Annually||Fully Legal|
|Ohio||Annually||Decriminalized & Medical|
|Oklahoma||Every 2 years||Patients need to renew their certification with the Doctor and their medical marijuana card with the state every 2 years||Medical|
|Virginia||Annually||Patients need to renew certifications with the Doctor annually. As of July 2022, VA patients no longer need to register with the Board of Pharmacy||Fully Legal|
|Washington D.C.||Every 2 years||Fully Legal|
What are the renewal requirements for my state?
For the most up-to-date information, be sure the check your state government websites about their medical marijuana programs.
MMJ Card Renewals
It can feel uneasy about having your medical treatment hanging in the balance. If you wait too long, you may find yourself waiting by the mailbox or searching for emails. Transit issues happen, and you could even be spending time on the phone tracking your medical card. Don’t let that happen to you at the last minute.
While it is typically a straightforward process, there is always a possibility of delay, so handling your renewal process up-front will ensure it’s timely.