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Why You Should Avoid "Low-Commitment" Marijuana Doctors

A medical marijuana physician certification letter is a required document needed to apply for an Arkansas medical marijuana ID car

d. The process seems straightforward: you see a doctor, the doctor reviews your records, then the doctor signs a letter that you send in to the Arkansas Department of Health along with your application. As you are about to find out, there is a whole lot more than meets the eye about such a simple yet important step. Most people who have a qualifying condition will be needing their medicine for a long time, maybe for life. Since the law states you must re-certify every year, this is all the more reason to get it right on your first certification to avoid headaches down the road. There are a multitude of reasons why you should choose a medical marijuana specialty clinic for your certification needs, but we will address specifically the topic of low-commitment doctors and why you should avoid them.

A low-commitment doctor does not have a specialty standalone medical clinic.

It takes great expense, time, effort, multiple permits, and Arkansas State Medical Board approval in order to start a bonafide medical clinic in the State of Arkansas. Only serious and committed doctors who are in it for the long-haul are going to go through these steps. AR Cannabis Clinic is locally physician owned, locally physician operated, and fully approved and registered as a medical clinic by the Arkansas State Medical Board.

A low-commitment doctor works for a middleman. There are numerous websites out there advertising certification services but they are really just brokers that match patients to doctors. There is no consistency, and you never know who you are seeing or if you will even see the same doctor in a few months or in a few years. These brokerage websites are constantly trying to attract new doctors to their platform, and as more join, that increases the chances that you will have a different experience every time you re-certify. You may go to a downtown Little Rock clinic this year and next year be sent to Maumelle for re-certification. Do you think your records will be in one place? Doubtful. If you want to use a brokerage service, plan to collect and maintain ALL of your medical records and bring them in every year. Also be prepared to plead your case every year on why you qualify to be re-certified. If you use AR Cannabis Clinic, re-certification is a smoother experience because you know what is expected to bring and we keep and maintain your medical records and add to it.

A low-commitment doctor requires minimal to NO medical records. To be compliant with the law, a certifying physician should verify previous diagnoses and understand the clinical picture of a patient's medical condition. If this doctor is not requiring to see previous medical records, what kind of records is this low-commitment doctor keeping himself/herself for their own practice? Lack of records puts both you and the doctor at legal risk, and this is a problem that simply cannot be ignored. AR Cannabis Clinic requires adequate records, and we keep your records in encrypted storage for you so that you don't have to.

A low-commitment doctor is open for business only one or two days a week. Need a same day/next day appointment? A low-commitment doctor probably can't help you. You will be extremely lucky if someone picks up their clinic phone on the days they are closed. AR Cannabis Clinic offers convenient appointment times 5-6 days a week, with a full office support staff backing those days. We plan to offer 7 days a week clinic to better serve our patients.

Much more can be said on this topic but we will save more for later. Please share this blog post on social media. We want to educate people on the potential pitfalls of choosing the wrong place to get certified for medical marijuana. If this post gets over 200 views, we will post a part 2 of this series. If you think you have a qualifying condition, seek out a committed doctor who is going to be there for the long-run. AR Cannabis Clinic is accepting new patients and we offer convenient appointment times to serve you. Call us toll-free at 1-888-454-2111. Our clinic is located at 1121 South Bowman Road, Suite C-3 in West Little Rock across from Lowe's. We would love to be able to help you in any way.

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