Cannabis sales kicked off in Illinois with long lines, shortages and empty shelves, as buyers flooded dispensaries. Legalization will lead many people to try cannabis for the first time, or on a more regular basis than they have previously. Some may just be curious or want to kick back on a Saturday night, while others will explore whether or not cannabis provides them pain relief or reduces unwanted health symptoms. If you find yourself using cannabis more than twice per week, there is a good chance you may be in the latter group.
People who use cannabis medically, but purchase as a recreational buyer, are waiting in line unnecessarily and paying 30 percent more than they would if they had their medical cannabis card. That adds up quickly. With more than 40 qualifying conditions, many frequent buyers qualify for their medical cannabis card.
Certification is Fast & Easy for Qualified Patients
At Innovative Wellness, we believe cannabis is medicine. We help patients who qualify get their medical cannabis card and provide cannabis focused medical care. No hassle, no judgement, just innovative medicine alongside traditional care to help our patients feel their best. We also offer cannabis consulting to help you determine which strains are best suited for your individual needs. We have developed twelve medical cannabis protocols using patient data to shorten the trial-and-error time that often accompanies first-time medical use. Our experts will teach you, and even review your dispensary menu to help you make product selections.
Benefits of being a medical cannabis cardholder
- Pay less – Medical cannabis cardholders pay almost 30 percent less than recreational buyers.
- Better product availability – Shortages will continue to plague dispensaries, but medical cardholders have priority access over recreational buyers for many products.
- Home Grow – Medical cannabis cardholders are able to grow up to five plants of their own.
- Medical support – If you turned to cannabis for pain relief or to alleviate other health symptoms, your provider should know. Working with a cannabis-friendly physician will allow you to be open about your cannabis use. Your provider can then work with you to incorporate cannabis into your overall treatment plan.
The next time you pop a gummy, vape or smoke your favorite flower, consider why you are turning to cannabis. The team at Innovative Wellness is experienced and ready to help you determine if a medical cannabis card is the right choice for you.