What are the qualifying conditions to get my medical card?
The debilitating conditions for which you can be recommended for marijuana include:
- cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome when the condition or disease results in symptoms that seriously and adversely affect the patient’s health status;
- cachexia or wasting syndrome;
- severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s treating physician and by:
- objective proof of the etiology of the pain, including relevant and necessary diagnostic tests that may include but are not limited to the results of an x-ray, computerized tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging; or
- confirmation of that diagnosis from a second physician who is independent of the treating physician and who conducts a physical examination;
- intractable nausea or vomiting;
- epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder;
- multiple sclerosis;
- Crohn’s disease;
- painful peripheral neuropathy;
- a central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms;
- admittance into hospice care in accordance with rules adopted by the department; or
- any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition approved by the legislature.
How do I apply?
- First and foremost, review the Montana Marijuana Program laws and rules at: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/50_46_3.htm & http://www.mtrules.org/BookView/Default.asp?chpt=37%2E107
- The easiest way is to contact us and we can walk you through every step! Follow patient 101 for a quick low down. We will inform you of all paperwork needed. We then will set up your doctor’s appointment. Once completed return doctor recommendation to our shop or upload them on the Patient Verification page. We will complete all documents correctly and promptly then mail them to the DHPPS for processing. If you’d rather do it on your own, then follow these steps at DHPPS. https://dphhs.mt.gov/marijuana/mmpfaq.aspx#159672061-how-do-i-get-a-card
Where can I get more information on the Montana Medical Marijuana Program (MMP)?
All Montana DPHHS MMP information can be view at https://dphhs.mt.gov/marijuana .
What forms do I need when I visit my doctor?
Please bring your Montana ID as well as any relevant medical information to your appointment. This includes medical records, prescription bottles, x-rays, MRI results, disability paperwork and any other type of medical record that you have available that will help us to understand your condition(s).
Below is a link to a walkthrough in obtaining your medical records.
Can I still get in trouble at work for using MMJ even if I am a legal cardholder?
YES. Employers are NOT required to allow their employees to use MMJ. We suggest you speak to your employer and address the issue long before it becomes a problem. Some employers do make exceptions for patients, but they must know that you are a patient beforehand.
Can I take my medicine out of the state of Montana?
There is no protection from prosecution once a patient leaves the state of Oregon with MMJ. A patient is subject to the laws of whichever state they are in. No state provides protection from federal prosecution, including Oregon, at any time, in any way.
Can I drive are using my medicine?
NO. NO. NO. Do not drive after using MMJ. It is against the law to drive under the influence of ANY intoxicants! You can be prosecuted for DUI if you are caught driving under the influence, PLEASE do not do it!
Where can and should I use my medicine?
It is against the law to smoke or use medical cannabis in public, or in the presence of a minor (under 18). We strongly suggest you use your medical cannabis at home, or in a private, safe area where you will not be required to drive afterward. It is against the law to drive under the influence of ANY intoxicants.
How much does my application cost?
With Think Higher Caregiving you pay nothing! We handle all fees and paperwork to save you time and hassles. We believe no one should be allowed access to their medicine and understand it can be very costly. By keeping our patient count low we are able to help our patients much more than other caregivers in numerous ways, with low costs being number 1.
*You are required to pay $150 for your doctor visit. You will be reimbursed after providing your doctor recommendation to Think Higher Consulting concluding your doctors appointment.
Where can I get my medicine once I have my card?
Think Higher Caregiving makes it easy for you to access your meds. Either give a quick call to set up a delivery or pop in our location in Four Corners. We cap our patient count, unlike these other dispensaries. By doing so we are able to grow specific strains that our patients request. It’s your medicine, we work with you finding specific strains that will help your specific issues. We will always have a range of choices to ensure we have something for each individual patient.
Whats unique about Think Higher Caregiving?
We are small atmosphere dispensary. We cap our patient count, unlike these other dispensaries. By doing so we are able to grow specific strains that our patients request. It’s your medicine, we work with you finding specific strains that will help your specific issues. We then search for the quality genetics of those strains to grow for you. We can provide updates and allow check-ins whenever you would like to see your plants with your name on them! Therefore, we will always have a range of choices to ensure we have something for each individual patient.
Is Think Higher Caregiving medical cannabis safe?
We take quality control and set our standards extremely high. We believe in a sealed room design so absolute no outside particulars will dirty our growing environment. With our state of the art design, we are able to have a very tight control and strict range of environmental variables.
We follow a strict policy of following MT banned pesticides. By following a strict regiment of organic insecticides we are happy to say you will never have dangerous pesticides in your cannabis.