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Medical Marijuana Card & Telehealth: Pros and Cons

Marijuana has been illegal for many years, but that may be changing. It's now legal in 37 states for medicinal purposes. The trend is moving toward legalization, and more people ask: should I get a medical marijuana card? There are pros and cons to getting a card, and the decision ultimately comes down to preference.

Here, we'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of in-person and telehealth appointments for getting your medical marijuana card.

The Pros to Get Your MMJ Card Online

There are many positives to getting your medical marijuana card online with telehealth. Here are three:

1. Get Your MMJ Card From the Comfort of Your Home

You don't have to worry about making a special trip or taking time off from work. Instead, you can simply do it on your computer, phone, or any device with web access—anywhere you feel comfortable. The process with ARCannabisclinic is simple, and our staff is here to help guide you through it.

2. Telehealth is More Private

When you choose telehealth, you don't have to worry about your privacy—there's no need to worry about running into anyone you know. Some people feel more comfortable discussing their medical conditions with a doctor online. This can be especially true for sensitive topics like medical marijuana.

3. Visit with a Medical Provider is Virtually Instant

Medical marijuana appointments are in high demand and getting an appointment to see a doctor in-person may take longer than you'd like. The convenience of not having to travel and meet with a doctor may just be worth trying a telehealth visit.

The Cons of Getting Your MMJ Card Online

While there are many advantages to getting your medical marijuana card online, there are some drawbacks, but not as many as you may think. Here are three:

1. Lacks personal touch

With an in-person appointment, the doctor can answer all your questions face to face and in person, which can be a more personable experience. But with a telehealth appointment, you must see the doctor via telephony system or via your mobile phone.

To make your telehealth appointment more enjoyable, please make a list of questions beforehand to be sure to get them all answered as you would at a face-to-face office visit.

2. Telehealth has limited physical exams

Although many people are completely comfortable with telehealth, some still prefer to see their doctors in person because it lacks physical exams. Some patients prefer getting a physical exams with a doctor. If required, try visiting your local primary care physician for a comprehensive physical exam first before visiting with ARCannabisClinic provider.

3. Telehealth has more technical requirements

If you do not have access to a smart phone or a computer with internet connection, getting a telehealth visit with ARCannabisClinic maybe bit challenging but not impossible. Please ask our staff how we can help with this.

In-Person vs. Telehealth: Which is Better For You?

Now that you know the pros and cons of getting your medical marijuana card in person or with telehealth, it's time to decide which is best for you. If you want the convenience of not having to leave your home, then telehealth might be the way to go. But if you prefer the immediacy of an in-person appointment, that might be a better option.

No matter what you choose, our team at ARCannabisclinic is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today.


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