Even though I don’t have any major health problems, I easily qualified for medical marijuana in my state once we legalized it with a new constitutional amendment.
However, the state legislature was so bull-headed about it in the beginning that they made everyone feel like criminals just for signing up for the program. The idea of a person accessing medical marijuana without a life threatening disorder was untenable for some of the most conservative people out there. Those are the ones who held back progress on marijuana decriminalization for decades, but at least many of them are now coming around and have changed their views. I guess we wouldn’t have gotten this far if we didn’t have so many people who are humble enough to admit they were wrong about demonizing a plant that helps millions of people every year. That’s why I was so stressed out before my first marijuana doctor appointment as I kept hearing the fear mongering in my head. But the appointment with the pot doctor was unbelievably smooth compared to what I was expecting. He didn’t scrutinize me when I told him that anxiety and depression are the reasons for me seeking a medical marijuana card. Instead, he briefly explained some of the ways in which I could get anxiety relief while shopping at weed stores. He stressed the importance of trying products with high CBD to offset any anxiousness experienced from potent sativa strains for example. In just minutes I had my physician recommendation for medical marijuana and simply had to wait on the state’s department of health to approve my application and send me my physical card in the mail.