The process of obtaining your medical marijuana card in the state of Oregon is not as difficult as it may seem. For a complete guide on the entire process of obtaining your OMMP card, visit our informational page. Today, we are going to be talking specifically about an OMMP doctor and how to consult with them in order to get your Oregon marijuana card.
Ideally, you would have an awesome primary physician who is comfortable signing the Attending Physician’s Statement, which is a required piece to obtaining your marijuana card. For information on talking to your doctor about cannabis, and other useful information, visit the Americans for Safe Access website for detailed information on the subject. Many doctors are not comfortable with this, however, and many folks do not have a primary doctor that they see on a regular basis who is familiar with their medical conditions.
If your primary doctor is not an option for you, then you will have to visit a clinic of OMMP doctors who will be able and willing to assist you. These are qualified professionals who are often familiar with the benefits of medical cannabis and want nothing more than to help you obtain your OMMP card – but they will need some proof of your qualifying medical condition in order to give you their signature.
In this case proof of your condition means a documented medical record of the condition or conditions dating back at least three months. These can come from your primary doctor, or they can come from an alternative source such as a chiropractor. Many clinics only accept records from physicians and chiropractors, and not medical providers such as acupuncturists and massage therapists.
Most medical marijuana clinics will also charge a fee for the signature – but both of these factors will vary from clinic to clinic, so it is beneficial to contact the clinic you are interested in working with to find out their personal policies.
Medical marijuana clinic options in the Bend and Central Oregon areas include:
Heather Krantz, M.D.
If you are interested in speaking with a physician trained in both traditional and alternative methods of medical care who embraces cannabis as an option, please make an appointment.
Green Earth Medicine
Green Earth Medicine is a lovely clinic with an office in Bend. They offer significant discounts to folks who benefit from programs such as OHP or food benefits. They accept referrals from acupuncturists and massage therapists, as long as you have more than one visit with the provider to show your condition represents a chronic problem.