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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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Amount: $135.00
Posted by: Carroll Zellman in Alamosa, CO.Posted: June 4th, 2018 08:06AM
Clinic: 99 to the doctorRegistration: 35.00 to the state.
We went to a dispensary referred doctor. We paid 99.00 to see the doctor, with proof of our disability from the primary care doctor. Basically you have to have proof of your disability. And they actually offered the service to register me with the state. Waited 24 hours for the doctor to send his findings to the state..And printed ID from state web site. You must have a valid Colorado DL or ID and proof of residencey to get a Colorado Medical Marijuana Licence.
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Urinalysis was asked of me
Amount: $3,920.00
Posted by: Nellie28 in King of Prussia, PA.Posted: March 30th, 2018 04:03PM
Clinic: Pa Green MedicalRegistration:
This was supposed to cost $250. Total!
$3,675. for a urinalysis. Not mentioned anywhere on ANY search was this required to get a card.
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Medical Evaluation
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Angelique Jackson in Catasauqua, PA.Posted: February 23rd, 2018 01:02PM
Clinic: --Registration:
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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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
Posted by: Nahtan in Duncan, SC.Posted: August 21st, 2016 07:08PM
Clinic: -Registration: -
Mid to high grade
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Marijuana card New Mexico
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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Amount: $60.00
Posted by: hannah12345 in Santa Ana, CA.Posted: September 15th, 2015 08:09AM
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