How to Qualify for an Indiana Marijuana Card
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Indiana?
During the 2021 Legislative Session, nearly a dozen bills concerning marijuana were introduced. More than a quarter of them involved legalizing medical marijuana, which has the widest amount of bipartisan support out of any marijuana legislation in Indiana.
Medical marijuana is not yet legal in Indiana, but based on voter interest and lawmaker support, legalized therapeutic cannabis will be coming to the Hoosier State in the near future!
We know that the medical marijuana laws are confusing, but we will keep you updated as things change. When medical marijuana is legalized, we can't wait to start helping patients get access to treatment in Indiana!
Do I Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Indiana?
Once legalized, you will need an Indiana medical marijuana card to legally purchase medical marijuana from one of the dispensaries. In order to be eligible, you must fulfill the following qualifications:
Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
Have the official written certification from an Indiana licensed physician
Be an Indiana resident with proof of residency (IN driver’s license or IN State ID card)
3 Easy Steps
Visit our office for your in-person evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive for card from the State of Indiana.
What Conditions Are Approved for Treatment with Medical Marijuana?
We can’t be certain which conditions will qualify patients for treatment with medical marijuana since no legislation has passed. However, some of the most common conditions in other states include the following:
• Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Tourette’s Syndrome
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Chronic Pain
• 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.
How to Get Approved for an Indiana Medical Marijuana Card in Indiana
If you have previously been diagnosed with one of the common qualifying conditions or believe you currently suffer from one, you will most likely be eligible for an Indiana marijuana card. The next step in the process will be to find a compassionate doctor who will review your condition(s) and if appropriate, recommend marijuana as part of your treatment plan. And that's where we come in to help!
Once a medical marijuana program has been established in Indiana, we’ll be able to help you get started using cannabis to treat your symptoms and conditions. All of our doctors have taken the time and made the effort to expand their current knowledge base to include the most recent research and studies through continuing medical cannabis education coursework.
At your appointment, you and your medical marijuana doctor will likely discuss your condition, as well as your medical history. Please note that it is always helpful for the doctor to have access to your medical records, if available. By bringing your medical records to the appointment, you will significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a recommendation from the doctor.
If you are having trouble getting your medical records, don't worry! Our medical records team will be here to help you obtain your medical records before your appointment.
If your Indiana medical marijuana doctor is able to confirm your qualifying condition(s) and believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option, you will then receive a signed certification recommending cannabis as part of your treatment plan. This signed recommendation will be submitted to the appropriate Indiana marijuana regulatory board, along with a probable annual registration fee, for which you will be responsible.
Once the state has processed both the recommendation and fee, you will be added to their patient registry and receive your Indiana marijuana card. At Indiana Marijuana Card, we will take care of submitting your application to make the process as easy as possible for you. We promise to stick with you every step of the way until you have received your Indiana marijuana card and beyond.
What Information Will Be Required When a Patient Applies for a Medical Marijuana ID Card With the State?
The following will most likely be required when submitting your application to the state:
• The application form
• Your written certification from a physician
• A photocopy of your Indiana issued driver's license or state ID
(please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your Indiana driver's license or ID)
• Most likely a nonrefundable application fee
Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your 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 will receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible regarding your medical condition(s) and past treatments.
Why Get an Indiana Medical Marijuana Card?
If you believe that you suffer from one or more of the conditions that will be approved, we strongly suggest that you initiate your treatment regimen under the supervision of a physician who has the training, passion, and belief in the medicinal qualities inherent in cannabis. At Indiana Marijuana Card, all of our doctors are not only licensed under the state of Indiana but have also taken continuing medical education cannabis courses to ensure that they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.
Any medical marijuana products should be purchased from an Indiana licensed dispensary. Once legalized, the Indiana Department of Health will support the use of medical marijuana as a low-risk and successful method of treatment for any one or more of the qualifying conditions. With your Indiana Marijuana Card in hand, you'll be able to access any Indiana dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries will likely carry many forms of medical marijuana in varying strengths and potency.
Your Indiana Marijuana Card will make it easy for you to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with Indiana's Medical Marijuana Control, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical marijuana products.
Access to Other States
An Indiana Marijuana Card will get you access to all dispensaries located within the state. That's a given, but you may end up getting more value than you originally anticipated. Many states with existing medical marijuana laws offer reciprocity with their program. This means that your marijuana card will allow you to purchase marijuana in other states that have similar requirements.
I Have a Qualifying Medical Condition, Now How Do I Get Approved?
If you are currently living with one of the conditions that will soon be approved, you may be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Indiana. However, before you can walk into dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana, you will need an Indiana marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain one will be through our services here at Indiana Marijuana Card!
What Is an Indiana Medical Marijuana Card?
An Indiana Marijuana card will be the patient identification card that you will receive once you've been registered as a medical marijuana patient. With your card in hand, you will have all of the legal rights and benefits granted to patients under the eventual medical marijuana laws. Although we don't yet know what the Indiana marijuana cards will look like, they will likely look similar to any other identification card you might have, with your picture on it, your date of birth, and a unique patient identification number.
Indiana Marijuana Card understands that the medical marijuana laws in Indiana may be confusing, and your primary care physician may not be prepared to discuss medical marijuana as a potential treatment option.
Indiana Marijuana Card removes the guesswork and stress from this process. Once legislation is passed, our friendly support staff will carefully walk you through the entire process, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment, to submitting your recommendation to the Indiana medical marijuana regulatory agency after your appointment. Also, we guarantee the best value and the most compassionate physicians in the state of Indiana!
Please give us a call today at (833) 781-7755 if you have any questions, sign up for our newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page, or reserve your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today for $25 off when the time finally arrives!