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How to Renew a Med Card in Washington

  • 1. Signup

    If you're approved for compassionate care renewals, you can re-certify via telehealth. Simply fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Get Approved

    If your doctor approves your renewal for medical cannabis treatment, you’ll receive your recertification on the state's approved, tamper-proof authorization form via U.S. mail.

  • 3. Get Your Optional State Card

    Patients over 18 aren't required to register with the state, but registration gives you significant perks. You can purchase more cannabis, save big on taxes, and registration only costs between $1 and $10, depending on the dispensary that issues your card.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Washington?
Meet your perks.

Purchasing legal medical cannabis from a dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Database-registered recognition card holders are exempt from the 37% excise tax.
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Registered card holders can purchase three times as much as adult users in a single transaction. Save time and gas money!
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Home cultivation is only allowed for medical marijuana patients. Sorry recreational users!
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Recognition card holders have access to high-THC products at medical-only dispensaries.
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Med patients benefit from extra legal protections that adult users don't have.
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  • " They are super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Doctor was super friendly and helpful and I was approved within minutes. NuggMD made getting my medical cannabis card a breeze! Highly recommend!!"

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  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

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Qualifying conditions in Washington

Washington recognizes the following conditions as benefiting from the treatment of medical cannabis as long as they are terminal or debilitating enough to interfere with a patient’s daily life significantly.

  • Cancer, 
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis.
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 
  • Intractable pain
  • Multiple sclerosis, or other seizure disorder, or spasticity disorders.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Traumatic brain injury.

Washington does not acknowledge mental health disorders as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Washington

Medical cannabis patients in Washington can opt for a designated caregiver or provider to purchase and/or grow cannabis for them. Once the patient selects a provider, they will have them listed on their authorization form. Each party will receive a completed form on tamper-resistant paper that they will sign. The provider will be registered into the medical cannabis database and receive a provider recognition card. 

Patients may only have one provider, and a physician may only assign one provider to one patient. Providers may not consume the cannabis they obtain for the patient for their personal use. Providers may be added and removed from the database and patients may change providers with the approval of their physician and a new authorization form.

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • Be at least 21 years old or older
  • Named on the patient medical cannabis authorization form
  • Have a fully completed form also printed on tamper-resistant paper 
  • Be entered into the medical cannabis database 
  • Have a designated provider recognition card 
  • *For minors* Be the parent or legal guardian of the patient
  • Comply with terms and conditions of RCW 69.51A

Caregivers cannot:

  • Use the patient’s cannabis,
  • Be the patient’s doctor,
  • Serve more than one patient

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How to register for a med card in Washington

If your physician approves you for medical cannabis treatment, they’ll fill out the medical cannabis authorization form. You’ll sign this and take it to a medically endorsed medical cannabis store, where they’ll administer a physical copy of your medical marijuana card and register you with the state. 

NuggMD makes getting or renewing your medical card in Washington easy. And your evaluation is free if you don’t qualify for medical cannabis treatment. The fee for your medical card can range from $1-$10, depending on the store you visit.

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How to renew your med card in Washington

Renewing your medical marijuana card in WA is an annual requirement for the program. Minors must renew every six months.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Washington medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. 

  • You’ll see your health care practitioner or a NuggMD provider.
  • Receive an updated medical cannabis authorization form.
  • Take your form to a medically endorsed cannabis store to get your physical card.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Recreational cannabis is legal for use in WA, but they also offer a medical marijuana program for patients. Both adults and minors can qualify for medical marijuana treatment in the state of Washington with authorization from a healthcare practitioner. They must have one of the qualifying medical conditions, and minors must have an authorized parent or legal guardian as a provider.

     

    Find answers to other common Washington patient questions.

  • Washington recognizes the following conditions as benefiting from the treatment of medical cannabis as long as they are terminal or debilitating enough to interfere with a patient’s daily life significantly.

    • Cancer, 
    • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis.
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 
    • Intractable pain
    • Multiple sclerosis, or other seizure disorder, or spasticity disorders.
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder.
    • Traumatic brain injury.

    Washington does not acknowledge mental health disorders as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.

  • As of 2015, adding to the list of qualifying conditions authorized for medical cannabis treatment is not allowed. An addition to the list would require a change to the law.

  • Residents who choose to take steps to register with the state’s voluntary database have the added benefits of visiting medical-only dispensaries, purchasing three times the recreational limit, being exempt from sales tax and excise tax, buying high-THC products, and cultivating their own plants.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost Washington medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because you’re only billed if you’re approved for the use of medical cannabis. Once you take your medical marijuana form to a medically endorsed cannabis store, they can charge anywhere from $1-$10 to receive your medical marijuana card. It costs $1 to be registered into the medical cannabis database, which is optional for patients (excluding minors).

  • Since cannabis is still federally illegal, health insurance doesn’t currently cover the costs of medical cannabis treatment. Cannabis legislation is constantly changing, and Washington may revise this status in the future.

  • You’ll receive your medical marijuana certification via U.S. mail within 7 to 10 days. Once you receive this form, you can head on over to a dispensary to register with the state and receive your tax benefit.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. Because paper certifications are all that is required to possess medical marijuana in Washington, once your certification has shipped, a refund is no longer available. Your certification will be good for one year and should arrive at your home within 5 to 10 business days. If you don’t receive your package within 12 days, please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Reshipment Request,” and a brief description of your issue. The first reshipment is free if the request is made within 30 days of your evaluation. Thereafter, each reshipment request will cost $20. We want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customers, are the most important thing to us. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • You can see any doctor you choose for your renewal. If you have approval for compassionate renewals, you can complete your renewal via telemedicine.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes. According to WAC 314-55-150:
    (1) Following are the forms of identification that are acceptable to verify a person’s age for the purpose of purchasing cannabis:
    (a) Driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card of any state, or province of Canada, from a U.S. territory or the District of Columbia, or “identicard” issued by the Washington state department of licensing per RCW 46.20.117;
    (b) United States armed forces identification card issued to active duty, reserve, and retired personnel and the personnel’s dependents, which may include an embedded, digital signature in lieu of a visible signature;
    (c) Passport;
    (d) Merchant Marine identification card issued by the United States Coast Guard; and
    (e) Enrollment card issued by the governing authority of a federally recognized Indian tribe located in Washington, if the enrollment card incorporates security features comparable to those implemented by the department of licensing for Washington driver’s licenses.
    (2) The identification document is not acceptable to verify age if expired.