Are you a new medical marijuana patient? Let us make your medical marijuana card (it’s free!) and get happy hour pricing (15% off) on purchases during your sign up visit!
You must be a resident of the state of Washington.
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Ponder customers can meet with certified Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Consultants who can answer their Medical Cannabis questions. For qualified patients, our consultants can register them in the State of Washington’s Medical Marijuana Authorization Database and issue Medical Marijuana Patient recognition cards.
- No Sales Tax: Purchase certified Medical Cannabis products, sales tax free.
- Purchase More: Purchase 3 times the recreational maximum limit for Cannabis and Cannabis products.
- Higher-THC: Purchase high-THC certified medical Cannabis products.
- Grow Your Own: Grow 6 Cannabis plants at home for personal medical use – additional exception for up to 15 plants.
- Protections: Certain protections from arrest, prosecution and legal penalties for possession of Cannabis.
To qualify for a recognition card, a patient must be diagnosed in the last year with a qualifying condition.
When dropping by Ponder to have your Medical Marijuana Recognition Card made and be registered with the State of Washington’s Medical Marijuana Authorization Database, patients will need the following:
The benefits of becoming a registered MMJ patient in Washington State include:
Obtain a Medical Marijuana Authorization from a healthcare practitioner allowed to authorize marijuana for medical purposes in Washington State.
Ponder is a Medically Endorsed Cannabis Retailer with medically certified budtenders available from 10am to 10pm. Call Ponder today to sign up for your free medical card and get happy hour pricing during your sign up visit.
- cachexia; cancer; HIV/AIDS; epilepsy; glaucoma; intractable pain, defined as pain unrelieved by standard treatment or medications; multiple sclerosis;
- Or, other conditions subject to the approval of the Washington Board of Health.
- * Crohn’s disease; Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain, or diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea; vomiting; wasting; appetite loss; cramping; seizures; muscle spasms; or spasticity; when those conditions are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications, to the list of qualifying medical conditions — effective November 02, 2008.
- * Chronic renal failure — effective August 31, 2010.
- * Post-traumatic stress disorder; and traumatic brain injury — effective July 24, 2015.
Your Washington marijuana card gives you the right to enjoy the full benefits of medical marijuana in The Evergreen State. You’ll be able to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation to treat conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, nausea, seizures, Crohn’s disease, muscle spasms, intractable pain and any debilitating or terminal condition.
We’ve provided the following resources to help you have a quick and hiccup-free application and approval process:
6. Once certified, patients may choose to voluntarily register with the state authorization database — effective July 01, 2016. Qualified patients choosing to register with the authorization database, will be ensured legal protection from arrest and prosecution, in addition to a tax break as medical marijuana is sale tax-free. Individuals who choose to register will receive a recognition I.D. card.
1. Patients must be a resident of the state of Washington with proof of residency. If you do not have a Washington I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc is acceptable.
At the top of the page, you can click on one of the cities in Washington to see a list of doctors working there. After you take a look at their profile, request an appointment to get started.
4. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Washington — *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Washington
Updated on May 6, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
2. Patients must be at least 21 years of age.
Learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Washington. Find out about local laws and qualifying conditions.