Frequently Asked Questions for Medical Marijuana
Do I qualify for Medical Marijuana in the State of Indiana?
Right now, no one. But the hope is that the Indiana State Department of Health will approve a number of qualifying conditions that will allow patients to access medical marijuana. The qualifying conditions might include any chronic or debilitating condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis.
Why do I need an Indiana Marijuana Card?
An Indiana Marijuana Card will show that your name has been added to an Indiana Medical Marijuana Registry by a licensed physician. With this card, you may be able to:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries in the State of Indiana
2. Possess marijuana and marijuana products in the State of Indiana
3. Consume marijuana and marijuana products in the State of Indiana
How do I get an Indiana Marijuana Card?
To obtain your Indiana Medical Marijuana card, you will most likely need to have an Indiana marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from one or more of the eventual qualifying conditions and recommend medical marijuana to you. Our staff at Indiana Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified doctor and filing all your necessary paperwork!
Am I guaranteed to get approved for Medical Marijuana after visiting an Indiana Marijuana Card office?
We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments. However, you do not have to worry as the entire cost of an appointment will be a nominal flat fee if you, for whatever reason, are not approved by the doctor.
What conditions will make a patient eligible for Medical Marijuana in the State of Indiana?
Right now there is not a set list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment. However these are some of the more common qualifying conditions from other states:
• Hepatitis C
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
• Crohn’s Disease
• Huntington’s Disease
• Sickle Cell Anemia
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Cachexia and wasting syndrome.
• Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Tourette’s Syndrome
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Chronic Pain
How do I get an Indiana Marijuana Card?
Once legalized our team will specialize in helping patients across the state obtain their medical marijuana cards. With eventual locations in all major Indiana cities, our doctors are here to help you through the process. Give us a call, or send us a message, if you’d like to find out more information about how you can get your medical marijuana card in Indiana.
When can I apply for my identification card?
One the program is legalized, the state will put forth a timeline as to when applications will begin being accepted.
When will I receive my identification card?
Normally within 30 days of application, if your application is approved.
What is the cost for a medical marijuana card in Indiana?
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 will 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.
Will my insurance or Medicaid pay for my marijuana?
Once legal, we encourage you to contact your your insurance provider or Medicaid official for an answer; however, we are not aware of any insurance providers that cover the costs of medical marijuana at present.
How much will medical marijuana cost?
The cost of medical marijuana will be set by each dispensary. At this point, it isn’t clear what those prices will be exactly.
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.
How do I apply to be a designated caregiver?
Once legal, applications will be provided by the state.
Can my employer still drug test me for marijuana if I am a registered patient?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes, they can. Indiana will most likely not provide protection to medical marijuana patients from employee drug testing. It will be left to the discretion of each employer whether they wish to recognize an employee's medical marijuana approval as an exemption to company drug testing policies. However, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an individual in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based on an individual’s past or present status as a caregiver or a qualifying patient.
Is my personal information kept private?
The privacy of our patients is a top priority of ours, so we make sure all patient information is kept confidential in our HIPAA compliant file storage system.