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To Move From A Non-Mm State To A Mm State - That Is The Question


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Welcome 1 of 3.

 

If you currently use cannabis, and know it works for your condition, just be honest with yourself. Moving to a state where medical cannabis is legal is indeed a big undertaking. But the alternative, eventual blindness from your glaucoma, possible arrest for cannabis use, prosecution, conviction and incarceration in a non-legal state is a real possibility, and one you certainly don't want or need.

 

If it were me, I wouldn't think twice. I'd already be packing.

 

I wish you the best of luck, peace & health. :thumbsu:

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Welcome 1 of 3.

 

If you currently use cannabis, and know it works for your condition, just be honest with yourself. Moving to a state where medical cannabis is legal is indeed a big undertaking. But the alternative, eventual blindness from your glaucoma, possible arrest for cannabis use, prosecution, conviction and incarceration in a non-legal state is a real possibility, and one you certainly don't want or need.

 

If it were me, I wouldn't think twice. I'd already be packing.

 

I wish you the best of luck, peace & health. :thumbsu:

You're right, I know it. I've lived in one city and state all my life, except when I attended an in-state university. I'm 50 years old . . . I've discovered I love gardening and I've been a caregiver all my life. It seems like a calling, if you'll forgive the religious reference. My better half doesn't want me to move but I think I must. Just how to do it properly.

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Make sure you have a way to support yourself other than medical cannabis caregiving. It can be a suppliment to your income but I wouldn't make the mistake to think you can live off of your 5 patients. It's a harsh reality that many people need to hear to make their important life decisions. Some people think medical cannabis caregiving would be like a regular full time job with good pay. That would be a mistake in my opinion. It's like a part time job with ok pay. Growing for yourself as a patient is very rewarding and you can help others at the same time. Looking at it that way is best for you and your patients.

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I haven't moved from one state to another. Would the order of steps be :

1. Establish residency.

2. Find an opthalmologist.

3. Follow steps to be approved as a mm patient.

Yes! You would like Dr. Eisenbud. He's an excellent opthalmologist and cannabis specialist. :thumbsu:

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Make sure you have a way to support yourself other than medical cannabis caregiving. It can be a suppliment to your income but I wouldn't make the mistake to think you can live off of your 5 patients. It's a harsh reality that many people need to hear to make their important life decisions. Some people think medical cannabis caregiving would be like a regular full time job with good pay. That would be a mistake in my opinion. It's like a part time job with ok pay. Growing for yourself as a patient is very rewarding and you can help others at the same time. Looking at it that way is best for you and your patients.

Thanks for your advise. I have a pension but would be supporting someone here and myself there. Any advise on what city to choose? I'd want safe, diverse and mm sensitive.

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Thanks for your advise. I have a pension but would be supporting someone here and myself there. Any advise on what city to choose? I'd want safe, diverse and mm sensitive.

 

The only piece of advice on re-locating would be to avoid Oakland County. As of now its a county that is pushing back against the law and in my opinion you would find peace and the ability to take care of yourself and your passion for caregiving in any other county.

 

If you wanted to relocate around a main city, then Metro Detroit (Wayne/Macomb county) would be one area, or Grand Rapids on the west side of the state. Some northern options with a larg(er) city area and some surrounding country would be near the northwest area of the state near Traverse City, and there are plenty of secluded options anywhere throughout the state. There is a network of help everywhere avail for you in the state too, you would be hard pressed to go wrong.

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The Greenville area is a pretty good place to live. I haven't heard of any patients or caregivers in Montcalm county getting busted. It is just northeast of Grand Rapids about a 45 minute drive.

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I haven't moved from one state to another. Would the order of steps be :

1. Establish residency.

2. Find an opthalmologist.

3. Follow steps to be approved as a mm patient.

 

Yes, bring any medical records you have with you if possible.

Get into see a new Primary Care Physician and document the ailments. They can request your medical records but in all actuality you are establishing records at this appointment.

 

Get your Michigan residency set, you will need a few forms of ID, there is a list on the Secretary of states website.

 

I applied for my card using a out of state license with paper michigan copy. (ie before my actual MI license arrived)

 

Once you are a resident and have records established you can take your records to a physician to recommend your use of cannabis. This recommendation along with your license and completed application mailed into the state.

 

Basically this is the process I went through moving here. It took about a month, maybe 5 weeks from start to certified. (this includes the 21 day waiting period after applying).

 

Hope this help.

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Are you for real - his last name is EisenBUD?!

He's over at THCF. Saw him the first time on 12/4/08. He's the real deal. I have Iritis and he knew it was from my Ankylosing Spodylitis. Not something all specialists would know. We are lucky to have him as a medical cannabis specialist.

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Make sure you have a way to support yourself other than medical cannabis caregiving. It can be a suppliment to your income but I wouldn't make the mistake to think you can live off of your 5 patients. It's a harsh reality that many people need to hear to make their important life decisions. Some people think medical cannabis caregiving would be like a regular full time job with good pay. That would be a mistake in my opinion. It's like a part time job with ok pay. Growing for yourself as a patient is very rewarding and you can help others at the same time. Looking at it that way is best for you and your patients.

true, Happy Guy, true.

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