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    Medical card via skype?

    Hello I have done some searching around dif. places that claim to sign via skype apt. Just wondering how these apt work is it more then a one type fee like ending up in multiple apts and consulting? .. are the cards actualy legit or do some people end up getting them taken away due to the nature of how they obtained them? From what I understand they actually have to physically see you in person to properly sign. I know there is some talk of people who have them via this method... just wondering how it is working out and the process works.

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    Re: Medical card via skype?

    Sounds like BS to me. I know in Colorado this would never fly and we have pretty lax pot laws here.

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    Re: Medical card via skype?

    Also by Canadian laws ..when the Dr signs of med mj card. he states he will follow you.
    also the fees ..whatever they are .huge..and are not legal maybe..so what if you pay 250 to 400 and some dr signs off
    Your application can be rejected..and you are out ..of the game..
    question is I am a former nurse ..would you trust someone by tele medicine ..even if you fax your records etc.

    What responsiblity is this Dr going to have for you..and stand behind you .

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    Re: Medical card via skype?

    Yes that all seems very true. sorry I did not reply back, it isn't that I did not like what yahs said.. I got fairly busy for a bit and I gusse found a better way about it.. pretty sure i found a legit doctor that does not charge cause obviously he is doing it as a means of alternative and not to make money.. rare I'm do beleive. Have to get a referel and of course if he wishes I try a dif form of meds befor it comes to that I suppose I will

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    Re: Medical card via skype?

    The issue of telemedicine in Michigan is rather complex. On the one hand, we have a proposed bill (HB 4851) that requires a face to face, in person meeting between physician and patient for a certification, but on the other hand in parts of rural northern Michigan and the UP (where I do most of my work) telemedicine is well accepted by specialists from the U of M and elsewhere. All psychiatric services with the VA are also handled by telemedicine. In Alaska, where I worked with both the VA and IHS, telemedicine was used extensively in village medicine.

    I guess the bottom line is not the method of how you do the visit, it is what is done during the visit. Here are some basic suggestions.

    1/ Only use an in-state telemedicine doctor. If you have a problem and need your doctor in court with you, one thing you don't want to have to worry about is trying to get him/her to your courtroom from another state. If they are living in the same state as you are, your courts have jurisdiction over them just as they have jurisdiction over you.

    2/ The visit needs to include all aspects of any other doctor visit you've had- better in fact because it may be examined more harshly than most. Some sort of exam by a healthcare professional, DEFIANTLY well documented with records confirming your condition from your primary doctor, make sure there is a follow up arranged to check on the effectiveness of the cannabis treatment, and make sure you run the doctor's license to make sure they are 'clean' with no history of board action or anything else a prosecutor could zero in on.

    3/ Do not, under any circumstances, try and look at the certification from the standpoint of 'getting your ticket punched'. If your state requires an evaluation by a doctor, get a real evaluation, not just a signature. Make sure the doctor knows something about cannabis, state law, etc (in the back of your head, remember, you are potentially putting the keys to your freedom in the hands of this doctor)- make sure he/she presents themselves as an expert in the field of cannabis medicine, has solid protocols to conduct telemedicine evaluations, and appears professional. If you get the impression they are simply out to make a quick buck, with no concern about ever seeing you again, cancel the appointment, get a refund, and see a real doc.