control cost and difficulty in renewing MMC
Initially it cost $300 to get my MMC, $150 DR and $150 state registration. To renew my card it will cost the same because I need to go through DR verification again. I have severe, chronic back, neck pain and chronic headache. This has been a 12 yr problem which had me on Morphine, Methadone and Oxycontin. Thanks to MM I was able to quit all narcotic medication by using marijuana. I am a disabled vet and my VA DR can't write my referral for marijuana but can prescribe any narcotic which makes no sense to me. Now I need to go to a Store Front DR that don't know me or my medical history. Big problem for me cause insurance doesn't pay DR or MM so I need to pay $300 to renew my MMC and $150 to $300 per month for MM. We/I need help because I live on disability and can't afford medication or the cost of renewal. I think it is also important to separate medical use from recreational use so it can be quality controlled and dosed.
Thanks for sharing your story. At this point we don’t have the ability to change the fee schedule, but infomration like this will be used when we are able to make changes.