Why Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington?

Why Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington?

Are you considering letting your Washington State medical marijuana registration expire? Before you do so, you may want to reconsider if you use cannabis as medicine. While the state does allow cannabis sales to adult customers over 21, there are several benefits of having a medical card in Washington. These benefits can be well worth the few extra steps to remain registered. Considering registering for the first time, but not sure if it’s worth it, or if you even qualify? Take a look at a few things to consider below.

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Benefits of Having a Medical Card in Washington

1. No taxes on your purchase

Not having to pay taxes on your cannabis purchase can truly add up to substantial savings with time. So, even if you shop at the place with the best dispensary deals, you will have to pay an additional 37%, state-mandated excise tax on your purchase. However, medical cannabis customers do not have to pay this additional tax.

2. Broader menu access

As a Washington medical marijuana card holder, you have the freedom to shop from either the recreational or medical menu if you are over the age of 21. This can mean you have broader access to various types of cannabis flower and products. And, it is important to note, a medical and recreational menu can be quite different. For example, you will find many products on our medical menu at Alkaloid that you won’t see on our recreational menu, and vice versa.

3. Higher purchase and possession limits

As an adult cannabis consumer, you are legally allowed to purchase up to 1 ounce of flower, 72 ounces of liquid cannabis, 7 grams of concentrates, and 16 ounces of infused edibles. Medical patients have far higher purchase and possession limits, however. Individuals registered in the state’s voluntary patient database are allowed to carry specific quantities of cannabis products: up to 48 ounces of solid marijuana-infused products, 3 ounces of usable marijuana, 216 ounces of liquid marijuana-infused products, or 21 grams of marijuana concentrates.

4. Access cannabis for medicine at 18

While adult customers must be 21 or over to purchase cannabis, if you have a medical card WA says that you can purchase your cannabis as medicine at 18. This fact is undeniably beneficial if you use cannabis for medicinal purposes, and you are under 21. Legally, even possessing cannabis under 21 is not allowed.

What are the qualifying conditions for a medical card in WA?

If you are considering obtaining a Washington medical marijuana card, you will need to have certain conditions. The list includes more than a dozen qualifying conditions, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anorexia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Intractable pain

Why Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington?

Shop for Medical and Recreational Cannabis at Alkaloid

Whether you are an adult customer looking for the best cannabis around or simply looking for a medical menu with high-quality medicine, we’ve got you covered at Alkaloid. Be sure to take a look at our menus to explore our diverse collection of products for both types of customers.

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