Understanding Washington’s medical marijuana database
When a doctor and his/her patient decide that becoming a medical marijuana patient is in the patient’s best interest, there are certain decisions that have to made.
• If they want to seek a medical marijuana authorization from a healthcare practitioner. This allows them to grow up to four plants legally.
• If they want to register with the state medical marijuana database and receive a medical marijuana card. This allows them to grow up to six plants, or even 15 with proper medical authorization; provides a small discount on cannabis and cannabis-related products from a licensed retailer; and allows them to purchase plants, seeds, or clones from licensed producers.
• Some cannabis users don’t want to register due to privacy concerns about as many as five state agencies potentially having access to their medical and personal data.
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