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How Much Should It Cost To Be A Medical Marijuana Patient


It’s that magical time of year again when I get to renew my medical marijuana card here in Oregon. I go through the Mother’s Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMAS) Clinic in Portland, which is a trek from where I’m at, but it’s well worth it. Their office has been in operation for a long, long time, and their staff is fantastic. I have looked into clinic’s closer to home, but I’ve heard bad reviews. A lot of clinics are only out for profit, and treat you like a number. MAMAS is fantastic, and it’s a annual tradition that I look forward to.

The cost for me here in Oregon is $175 to the clinic, and $100 to the state. You can get a discount from the state if you are on living assistance, however, I am not. That’s $275 out of my pocket annually, plus my yearly doctor visit. I am fortunate enough to have healthcare, so my co-pay is very low, but it was around $120 when I didn’t have insurance. I’m curious what other states pay for their cards/215’s/etc. When I was in Southern California, there was a mobile clinic out of an RV that was charging $50 for 215 paperwork, and you could start medicating on the spot. Contrast that to Oregon where you have the two step process that I mentioned above.

An obvious reason for the disparity between the two states is the simple law of supply and demand. Throughout California, there are an abundance of compassionate doctors that will sign your paperwork. Here in Oregon, there just simply aren’t as many doctors. And certainly no killer mobile RV’s signing people up at festivals, not in my area of Oregon anyway. As time is going by, it’s getting cheaper and more accessible. I remember when you could ONLY go to a few cities in all of Oregon, and it cost over 200.

So I ask you, TWB readers, what does mmj paperwork cost in your area? What do you think is a fair price? I look forward to the comments.


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  1. kenneth hawkins 2nd on

    i have been messed up since age 24 iam now 34 and i have this is just a brief of problems ptsd panic and anxiety it can trigger buy doing nothing just go in a store and i start to feel a migraine start sweating turn blood red cant breath get sick both ways if i get to a toliet then rushed to er buy ambulance then i get shot up with all kinds of drugs from benadryl fenigan demerol morphine tthats just a little of it all iwant is to get legal cannabis my doctor will sign paper work im sure cause i am on alot of meds from valium to opiates i just want to do it legal is there a packet to take to my doctor i live in va 2 hour from washington dc anyone email me so i know what to do kenneth

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  3. It cost me $155 for a home visit from a Dr. with her submitting all paper work to state including photo for card. Arizona charges $150 a year for card.

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