As specialists in this field, we make the process simple, easy and fast. Most likely, you’ll be in and out within an hour. We can even provide you with temporary authorization so that you or your grower can start growing immediately or if another cardholder gifts you medicine, you are both protected under the law.
In order to make legal use of medical marijuana, Oregon state law requires you to:
- Submit application to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
- Submit written recommendation signed by a licensed medical doctor.
- Submit to a brief physical exam.
We provide those medical services–including assistance with the paperwork and guidance to help you benefit from the program. Our Doctor will review your medical records to make sure you qualify for the program. We do not treat or diagnose at this time.
Step 1 : Obtaining Medical Records
Primary Care Physician/Naturopathic Doctor— For first time patients and renewals, we need to see full chart notes from within the last 12 months. Full chart notes consist of, at a minimum, a physical exam and medical history.
A recent written statement from your provider, on official letterhead and signed by them, detailing your qualifying condition and how long they’ve been treating you can work as well.
Massage Therapist, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist– We will need to see full chart notes from at least 3 visits within the last 12 months that show your condition is ongoing or current. .
**You may fax your medical records to us directly 503.389.1583 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off these documents to our office. Once our doctors have reviewed your records, they will either qualify or deny your records based on the information provided. We will contact you as soon as possible so please make sure we have an up to date name and phone number on file for you.
Step 2 : Medical Exam and Paperwork
Once our doctor has qualified you for the Medical Marijuana Program, you will need to be seen in our office for a brief physical exam so we can sign off on all of the appropriate OMMP paperwork.
We provide Certified Mail Service for you which will take care of all your paperwork that is mailed to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program as certified mail.
You receive temporary paperwork at the end of the appointment that will allow you to be in possession of medical marijuana immediately. However, you will not be allowed to purchase medical products from a dispensary until you have received your medical patient card or confirmation letter in the mail from the OMMP.
Step 3 : Receiving Your Card
Once your paperwork is mailed out to the OMMP, they have complete control of the outcome. If the OMMP has questions or a problem with your paperwork they will contact you via mail service.
If you want to check on the status of your card, you can call the OMMP 971-673-1234 or visit the OMMP website to see what applications they are processing. Make sure you have the date your paperwork was sent in, on the OMMP home page they will list the dates in which the applications were received for processing. If you see they are processing the date in which your paperwork was received, they ask you give them 7-10 days to mail it to you. The date on your card will be the date they processed and mailed out your card, it will not be the date of your appointment!
**Please be aware that the OMMP requires you to renew your card each and every year.
QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
“The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS — or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day.”
—Joycelyn Elders, M.D., former Surgeon General under President Clinton
Medicinal hemp can be used to address a variety of symptoms associated with migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, degenerative joint or disk disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis, chronic pain syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and many other illnesses. (Be sure to visit these links to learn more.)
According to Oregon state law, these symptoms include:
- Severe pain
- Muscle spasms
- A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
In addition, OMMP certification is legally available to anyone with: