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How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

low costRegistration: $35-$200average costMedical-Marijuana Consultation: $80-$200
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States that allow medical marijuana typically require patients to be registered with the state and have a valid recommendation from a doctor. Most states require that patients renew their recommendation annually. A state-by-state summary[1] of marijuana laws is available through the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Typical costs:

  • States allowing medical marijuana cards require doctor's written statements recommending usage. In many cases, doctor recommendations can be obtained from a patient's primary care physician for the cost of a regular office visit.
  • Some states have clinics that solely provide medical marijuana recommendations. Generally, first-time appointments in the clinics cost $80-$200. For example, San Jose Evaluations[2] in California provides recommendations for $59-$69 for patients. The Arizona Cannabis Physician's Group charges $150 for new patient recommendations.
  • Some states require registration with a state-maintained registry of medical marijuana patients; other states make it optional. For example, Colorado[3] currently charges $35 for registration; Rhode Island[4] charges $75. Typically, states charge $35-$200 for registration.
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What should be included:
  • A visit with a physician should include a discussion of medical history. (Most states require a physician to certify a serious medical condition.) The doctor should provide paperwork to the patient certifying a serious condition and the recommendation to use medical marijuana.
  • If a state requires registration, a patient should expect to receive the state-issued ID card.
Additional costs:
  • Most states require annual renewals of medical marijuana cards, though some states allow renewals every two years. Renewing a recommendation through a medical clinic typically is $20-$50 less than the original recommendation.
Shopping for a medical marijuana card:
  • offers a list of doctors[5] in various states offering recommendations. The site also provides updated step-by-step guides for obtaining cards in each state where medical marijuana laws have been enacted.
  • Marijuana advocacy group NORML provides legal information in each state[6] .
  •, a site for legal caregivers, provides legal tips for medical-marijuana patients[7] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
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Medical Evaluation
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Angelique Jackson in Catasauqua, PA.Posted: February 23rd, 2018 01:02PM
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I only had to pay half price for my card because I am on medicare/medicaid.
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Medical Evaluation
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Angelique Jackson in King of Prussia, PA.Posted: February 23rd, 2018 01:02PM
Clinic: Medical PA GreenRegistration:
I spoke to John through email who got me all the forms I needed for my doctors. When I got to my appointment Stephanie and John both helped me get all my forms in order. I saw the doctor who was very kind. I was told what I was approved for and the next steps were explained to me.
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1st visit cost
Amount: $175.00
Posted by: Charissa robinson in Springfield, MA.Posted: February 2nd, 2018 05:02PM
Clinic: 175.00Registration: $50.00
And my insurance here in massachuttes pays for the registration due to medical need
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Amount: $24.99
Posted by: Justin Perez in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Posted: January 27th, 2018 11:01AM
Clinic: Marijuana DoctorRegistration: 75
Pay the registration fee then 25 a month. Also 199 for 7 months.
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Boca Raton, Florida
Amount: $275.00
Posted by: Mary Jane in Boca Raton, FL.Posted: July 28th, 2017 09:07PM
Clinic: Registration: card. $125.00
Each doctor's visit is between $250.00 to $375.00 every 5 weeks.
Cost of medical marijuana is $395.00 to $540.00 every 45 days.
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medical marijnana card florida
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Posted by: Robertbr549 in jacksonville, FL.Posted: June 15th, 2017 08:06AM
Clinic: 150 then 95 every 45 daysRegistration: 75
Florida is just burning people 1st visit 150 then return visit $95 then must re up perscription every 45 days $95 each time card cast is another $75
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Initial registration visit
Amount: $175.00
Posted by: Clemmie in Miami, FL.Posted: April 23rd, 2017 11:04AM
Clinic: Express Marijuana CardRegistration: 75.00 to Tallahassee
Located in No.Miami look at Weedmaps
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Amount: $50.00
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Clinic: -Registration: -
Mid to high grade
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Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Tancy in Demming, NM.Posted: November 13th, 2015 07:11AM
Clinic: Valerie Burgelin, NPRegistration:
Valerie said I had to give her cash and she had never been denied. I hAve sever PTSD and she took advantage of my need for help. I paid her cash like she asked and was denied and she won't fill my other prescriptions. She doesn't care about patients just her 250 cash.
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