If you search for a “medical dispensary near me” in Washington, then understand the difference. Because not all recreational marijuana stores are not also medical dispensaries.
Legitimate Medical Dispensary In Washington
Acting as a medical dispensary of cannabis in Washington requires special endorsement by the State. To attain this special designation, White Rabbit Cannabis provides for budtenders to complete a specialized course mandated and monitored by the State Liquor And Cannabis Control Board.
What is a "medical authorization"?
A medical cannabis prescription provides use of marijuana for certain ailments. Some ailments include chronic pain, seizures, and migraine headaches. As more research expands knowledge, the range of treatments expands. Oddly enough, go back a few years before prohibition. Marijuana treated the same issues.
A medical authorization must be prescribed by a medical practitioner and notice of current status recorded on Washington State’s medical users database. White Rabbit Cannabis issues ID cards for active medical patients.
What are potential age exemptions for purchasing cannabis?
A patient legitimately prescribed cannabis by a health professional may legally purchase cannabis at 18 and over. Below 18, a parent or guardian will have to enter the store in order to make a purchase. In all cases, a medical ID card must be presented before the purchase. Rules regarding medical marijuana are found here.
How old do I have to be in order to purchase?
To buy pot, everyone must have ID. Valid IDs include State or Federal identification. Keep in mind, the ID must contain picture, the birth date, and not expired. Consequently, if the ID comes from out of State or Country, then the same conditions apply.
Age Rules For Medical Marijuana Patients
In Washington, customers must be at least 21 years of age. The exception to that is for medical patients, who may purchase at 18 with a current medical authorization as well as government issued ID.
What kind of doctor can prescribe cannabis for treatment?
An MD or ND can prescribe marijuana for a specific condition, and typically those last for a year then must be renewed. However, every doctor treats patients uniquely
Can A Patient Obtain A Medical ID Card At White Rabbit Cannabis?
If a patient possesses a current and legitimate medical recommendation, then White Rabbit maintains a medical endorsement in the state of Washington.
Getting A Medical ID Card For Cannabis
This means White Rabbit can create the ID card required for patients to present to bud tenders at the point of purchase. An ID card requires a photo be taken and the patient must be registered on the state system as a current patient in good standing.
Can A Medical ID Be Used At Any Recreational Marijuana Shop?
Once a patient possesses a current ID, then the ID can be presented at any medically endorsed shop.
Cannabis Products For Patients
But, of course, we hope you choose White Rabbit because we specialize in products intended for medical consumption. Also, White Rabbit Cannabis carries the WA state medical endorsement which requires bud tenders to earn a certificate. This additional training helps provide greater understanding of medical use of cannabis.
While the medical endorsement does not mean the bud tender can provide medical advice, they are able to answer many questions patients typically ask related to medical use.
What Is The Difference Between Recreational And Medically Endorsed?
All Washington State retail cannabis locations are recreational. However, only retailers like White Rabbit that make the additional effort to obtain a medical endorsement can issue required ID cards, access the state’s patient directory, and provide general information about medical cannabis.
Answering Questions But Not Giving Medical Advice
While the staff are not medical professionals, they do additional training and continued education in order to answer typical patient questions regarding usage and types of products suited to medical patients.
Do you offer delivery or curbside pick up?
Door to door delivery of cannabis products is not legal in Washington state, so it is not even an option. However, medical patients may request curbside delivery.
Can I order products online?
You may order cannabis online; however, picking up in store is required. We will hold the online orders for 24 hours, unless you make a special request for a longer hold time and specify when to expect your arrival for picking up your online order.
How much can I purchase per visit?
Washington state regulations require Purchase Limits – Adults age 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of useable marijuana (the harvested flowers, or “bud”), 16 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of marijuana concentrates. Learn more about WA regulations here.
Medical patients have different limits from recreational users.