Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.
Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.
At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the Alaska Medical Marijuana Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the AMMP?
The Alaska Medical Marijuana Program (AMMP) is a state registry program that was approved by Alaska voters on November 3, 1998.
+ Why was the AMMP Established?
The AMMP was established to administer a confidential registry of medical marijuana patients and caregivers under the Department of Health and Social Services.
+ How do I register for the AMMP?
In order to obtain a patient registry card with the Alaska Medical Marijuana Program, interested individuals are required to meet with a qualified medical professional who may recommend, based on one of the qualifying debilitating medical conditions, that an individual may benefit from the use of Medical Cannabis.
+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?
A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:
- HIV Positive or AIDS
- Any any chronic or debilitating disease or treatment for such diseases, which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition or conditions reasonably may be alleviated by the medical use of the marijuana:
- Severe pain;
- Severe nausea;
- Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy; or
- Persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic or multiple sclerosis; or
- Any other medical condition, or treatment for such condition, approved by the department.
+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?
You may find a local, qualified doctor in your area at WeedMaps.com
+ Where do I send my completed AMMP application?
Once a Physician Statement is completed, the Patient must submit the original, signed form of the Physician’s Statement, the original signed AMMP application and fee ($25) to:
Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Marijuana Registry, P.O. Box 110699, Juneau, AK 99811‐0699
Check or money order payable to the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
+ What MMMP Applications and Forms do I fill out?
+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the MMMP?
Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature.
+ What about Caregivers under the AMMP?
A photocopy of the Primary Caregiver’s Alaska Driver’s License or Alaska Identification Card must be included with this application. A witness must be present when the Primary Caregiver signs and dates the application. The witness must then sign and date the application.
+ Where can I get more Information?
You may access the DHSS website here.