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Alternative Medical Group
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Alternative Medical Group operates in 3 states Washington, Illinois and Delaware. These practices operate with fully-licensed and highly experienced physicians. Some of our practitioners have over 30 years of experience in providing holistic and alternative medicine. 

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Our Health Mission

Our experienced medical professionals put your healing needs first. We are proud to provide a high-quality level of customer service, medical experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all our patients. Our goal is to get your med medical marijuana card and to make you feel better as quickly as possible.

Experience and Professionalism

 With years of experience, our medical team will assess you and create a custom recovery plan with natural medicine that’s right for you. We understand the importance of educating you on the most effective ways to take care of your body, so that you can feel better quickly including medical marijuana and get you a medical marijuana card

Physicians Who Care

Not only will our doctors treat your existing conditions, we also work to maximize your prevention strategies. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and support your best possible life with natural medicine including getting you a medical marijuana card as needed.

Why Choose Alternative Medical Group

There are many reasons to choose Alternative Medical Group as your healthcare provider of choice.
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To be a medical marijuana patient, you must be a resident of the state where you intend to apply for authorization and be under the care of a healthcare practitioner for your qualifying medical condition and provided a Medical Marijuana Authorization

The following types of healthcare practitioners licensed in Washington State are allowed to authorize the use of marijuana to medical patients:

Medical marijuana patients with a valid authorization form from their healthcare practitioner may join the medical marijuana authorization database and receive their medical marijuana recognition card. Joining the authorization database is voluntary and isn’t required in order to be a medical marijuana patient unless the patient is under the age of 18.

he medical marijuana authorization database is a secure system. The law strictly limits who can view database information and how the information can be used. Only the following people can see information from the database for the following purposes:

Access their patients’ healthcare information from the database:

  • Authorizing healthcare practitioners.
  • Practitioners authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances.

Add patient information from the authorization form:

  • Certified medical marijuana consultants working in a medically endorsed marijuana store.

Provide administration or get reports:

  • Database administrator – data maintenance and store support.
  • Washington State Department of Health – ensure compliance.
  • Washington State Department of Revenue – sales tax-free reports.
  • Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board – aggregate data reports.

Verify that a card is valid:

  • Law enforcement.
  • Employee working in a medically endorsed marijuana store.

Non-disclosure

In addition, records in the medical marijuana authorization database containing names and other personally identifiable information of qualifying patients and designated providers are exempt from disclosure under

Any adult aged 21 or older

Can purchase any combination of the following from a licensed retail marijuana store:

  • One ounce of usable marijuana
  • Sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form
  • Seventy-two ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form, or
  • Seven grams of marijuana concentrate

Recognition card holders

Qualified patients and designated providers who are entered into the medical marijuana database may legally purchase sales-tax free any combination of the following from a licensed marijuana store with a medical endorsement:

  • Three ounces of usable marijuana
  • Forty-eight ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form
  • Two hundred sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form or
  • Twenty-one grams of marijuana concentrate

Recognition card holders may also grow in their home or as a member of a cooperative:

  • Six plants for personal medical use, and
  • Possess up to eight ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.

If the patient’s healthcare practitioner determines the patient requires more than the presumptive amount, they may authorize:

  • Up to 15 plants for personal medical use, and
  • May possess 16 ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.

Note: No more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit. The only exception will be for registered cooperatives defined under the laws 

Qualified patients and designated providers with a valid authorization form who choose not to be entered into the database may:

Purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients.

Grow in their home:

  • Four plants for personal medical use, and
  • Possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.

Note: No more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit. The only exception will be for cooperatives.

Non-recognition card holders

Qualified patients and designated providers with a valid authorization form who choose not to be entered into the database may:

  • Purchase only the amounts allowed for non-patients, 21 and older as listed above.
  • Grow in their home:
    • Four plants for personal medical use, and
    • Possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants.

Patients and designated providers who aren’t entered into the database are limited to four plants and six ounces of usable marijuana even if a higher number of plants is indicated on their authorization. Patients and designated providers who aren’t entered into the database have only an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution.

Patients with terminal or debilitating medical conditions may, under their healthcare practitioner’s care, benefit from the medical use of marijuana.

Terminal or debilitating medical condition means a condition severe enough to significantly interfere with the patient’s activities of daily living and ability to function, which can be objectively assessed and evaluated and limited to the following:

  • Cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or spasticity disorders.
  • Intractable pain, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications.
  • Glaucoma, either acute or chronic, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean increased intraocular pressure unrelieved by standard treatments and medications.
  • Crohn’s disease with debilitating symptoms unrelieved by standard treatments or medications.
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain unrelieved by standard treatments or medications.
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications.
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Traumatic brain injury.

Humanitarian compassion necessitates that the decision to use marijuana by patients with terminal or debilitating medical conditions is a personal, individual decision, based upon their healthcare practitioner’s professional medical judgment and discretion.

Mental health conditions don’t qualify

Due to a lack of scientific evidence supporting improved health outcomes from the use of medical marijuana for mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, the Medical Quality Assurance Commission denied requests to add to the list of qualifying conditions. You may read the commission’s and board’s decision on the latest petition in the final order (PDF).

How to add qualifying conditions

Prior to July 24, 2015, the Medical Quality Assurance Commission, in consultation with the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, considered petitions requesting to add conditions for which medical marijuana may be recommended under state law. In 2015, the law changed and petitions are no longer allowed. To add a qualifying condition to the list would require an act of legislation to change the law.