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How to prepare for your medical marijuana evaluation

Booking a medical marijuana evaluation can seem a bit daunting. But there are tips and tricks that we can give you in order to best optimize your chance for success!

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we never want you to go into a medical marijuana evaluation with us nervous or stressed. Our goal is to make getting your medical marijuana card as easy as possible if you have a qualifying condition.

Today’s article is all about how to best prepare for your medical marijuana evaluation which will help increase your chances of getting approved!

1. Find a Good Doctor

The doctor holds all the cards when it comes to getting your medical marijuana card. They are the only ones that can approve you if you have a qualifying condition.

One of the simplest ways to have some more control over your medical marijuana evaluation is to simply do your homework. Make sure that you are scheduling your evaluation with a reputable company.

Be aware that there are scammers out there. There have been cases in the U.S. where fake companies will give you an evaluation, approve you and send you a fake card. There have also been cases where a legitimate company does not send your approval through, stealing your money and leaving you without a card.

Lucky for you, you’re in the right place! At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we specialize in providing patients with medical marijuana cards after approval from our compassionate certified doctors. We have over 4,000 5-star reviews on Google and we have proudly served over 102,000 patients. We are a company that you can trust!

2. Come as Your Best Self

While your medical marijuana evaluation is nothing to be overly concerned about, it is a fairly serious process. This is because a physician could lose their license if they qualify someone for medical marijuana treatment that shouldn’t qualify.

Coming to your evaluation as your best self just makes it easier for the physician to take you seriously and is an easy way to gain respect. Come to your appointment dressed well, show proper etiquette, and be polite.

While this is second nature to most of us, some people just need a little reminder to treat your evaluation more like an interview rather than a doctor’s appointment.

3. Share Your Previous Treatment

In order to get medical marijuana treatment in Louisiana, you have to be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. You can increase your odds of being approved for medical marijuana treatment by having previous experience with other treatments.

When you are at your evaluation, just have an open and honest conversation with the physician. Tell them about your medical condition, the symptoms that you experience and what treatments you have tried in the past. This will give the physician a better idea of if medical marijuana treatment can be right for you!

4. Do Some Homework

We are not expecting you to be a medical marijuana genius. We know this is a niche subject that you will learn more about once you’re approved. But, in general, it is a good thing to have a little bit of background knowledge on medical marijuana.

When you are talking to your physician, make it clear that you know the basics about medical marijuana and why you believe it could help your medical condition. This will help create trust between you and your physician which can better your chances of being approved.

5. Ask Tons Questions

Remember that your medical marijuana evaluation is a two way street. It is not only a time for the physician to ask you questions, but it is a time for you to ask them questions too. Ultimately, you are seeing if medical marijuana is right for you and your treatment plan.

So ask away! Ask as many questions as you would like to your physician. This is the time for you to get a better understanding of what medical marijuana is, available dispensaries and what to expect on your medical marijuana journey altogether.

Interested in getting your medical marijuana card with us? Call us at (833) 253-2943 or schedule an appointment with us online now!

Don’t wait another day for the relief that you deserve.


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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