Meet With a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Wisconsin

Well, this is awkward.

It looks like Veriheal doctors are not currently helping patients in Wisconsin to get their medical marijuana cards. However, you can take advantage of our Personalized Consults as a Wisconsin resident to better understand cannabis.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in WI

  • STEP 1:

    BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

    When we're booking appointments in Wisconsin, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in WI through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

  • STEP 2:

    CONSULT WITH AN MMJ DOCTOR

    Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

  • STEP 3:

    GET APPROVED

    Once you are approved, you'll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

    In Wisconsin, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

    Until the program is live, you can join the Veriheal tribe above to gain access to our large network of offerings that are presently available to you.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in WI

With the exception of non-psychoactive medical CBD oil, cannabis in Wisconsin is illegal. Various penalties and terms of imprisonment relating to possession, sale or cultivation of cannabis.[1] CBD oil was legalized in 2014, but was mainly seized under tight checks and under very restricted circumstances.

The first medical cannabis law of Wisconsin (AB 726) came into force in 2014 to protect a very limited class of individuals. Otherwise known as a CBD-only bill, in order to obtain legal protection, patients must be diagnosed with a seizure disorder and may only possess cannabis forms that do not generate psychoactive effects.

Gov. Scott Walker signed Act 4 on April 17, 2017, which expands the current limited medical cannabis law enacted by the state, Lydia’s law, in 2014. The initial law permitted patients with a seizure disorder certificate to have CBD medicines, but it did not legalize the state manufacturing of CBD products. Act 4 extends the program to safeguard all CBD-possessing patients with a letter from their doctor. Unfortunately, producing or distributing CBD goods remains illegal.

Becoming a Patient in Wisconsin

Wisconsin enacted AB 726 in 2014, creating a legal right to possess and use CBD-rich medications for patients with seizure disorders if they have a written advice.

The law enables medical practitioners to distribute CBD, but it does not provide clear guidance on how to obtain it, nor does the law address manufacturing or distribution. The law only removes CBD criminal penalties and does not allow any amount to possess or use THC.

Nearly all CBD-rich products have at least a certain quantity of THC, making it virtually impossible to produce qualifying medicine.

Eligible Conditions

At the time in Wisconsin, the only eligible condition is seizure disorders.

Application Process

Under AB 726 there is no application method for becoming a patient. The written suggestion of a physician is all that is essential to allow a patient to legally possess and administer CBD products in accordance with AB 726; however, there is no clear way for patients to acquire such products.

Where is it safe to purchase and consume?

A pharmacy or doctor approved by the Board of Controlled Substances may suggest CBD oil to treat a medical condition for patients.

The law extends the use of a patient beyond seizure disorders, saying that CBD oil can be possessed and consumed by people with a “medical condition.” However, the law is vague about what qualifies as a medical condition. They may receive a doctor’s certificate saying that the patient has CBD oil for therapy and that CBD oil has no poisoning impact on patients.

Qualifying Patients

  • Must have a doctor’s letter.
  • May have only cannabis types that do not have a psychoactive impact.

In an increasing amount of countries, possession and sale of marijuana (and sometimes home growing) is legal, first in Colorado and Washington. In some countries, such as Wisconsin, allowing the medicinal use of cannabis is becoming permissible. While state law allows medicinal marijuana to be used in Wisconsin technically, the statute is very restricted. Only cannabidiol is permitted to be used in a form without a psychoactive impact, and only to treat a seizure disorder.

Places to Visit in WI After Enjoying Your Medicine

Wisconsin is home to hundreds of miles of picturesque Great Lakes shoreline along Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, as well as a picturesque hilly landscape dotted with dozens of state parks where adventure enthusiasts can enjoy their lifetime. If you prefer the scene of arts and culture, you will discover it in Milwaukee and Madison, the state capital, the busy towns of the state.

Milwaukee

To maintain you busy every hour of the day, Milwaukee is full of exciting and educational attractions. Starting with a trip to the Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, you can combine fun and education. Art lovers can enjoy the wonderful collections at the Milwaukee Art Museum, MOWA (Wisconsin Art Museum) and the large 40-acre Lynden Sculpture Garden before catching a Broadway show at the Marcus Performing Arts Center or attending the Milwaukee Ballet or the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Outdoor lovers can walk along the Lakefront Trail, paddle with the Milwaukee Kayak Company or just enjoy Bradford Beach. A Harley Davidson Museum tour will not be missed by anyone interested in motorbikes.

Madison

The magnificent State Capitol building appears to be an appropriate location to begin your trip to Madison, Wisconsin’s capital. The imposing granite structure is boldly located between two lakes and there are daily guided tours. There is a long list of town attractions to visit including the State Historical Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chazen Art Museum, and the Madison Children’s Museum. Performing arts thrive in Madison, and you can get your fill at, among others, the Bartell Theater or the Wisconsin Union Theatre. Other exciting activities to attempt to include the University of Wisconsin campus tours, visiting Olbrich Botanical Gardens, boating and paddling on the city’s five lakes, and biking the comprehensive cycling trail network.

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva’s lovely lake-side city ticks all the boxes to find an idyllic year-round holiday destination in southern Wisconsin. Enthusiasts of water sports can enjoy beaches, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, and parasailing, while those who like to maintain their feet dry can go on a cruise to appreciate the beauty of the lake. You can explore miles of hiking and biking paths back on land, including the picturesque Shore Path, attempt zip-lining or a hot-air balloon journey, and visit historic Black Point Estate and Gardens. The historic city center is the location to go shopping and dining, and when the winter snows arrive you can go skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice skating, and sledding before having a pamper session at one of the many day spas.

Data last updated 11/09/2019