In most cases, acquiring a medical marijuana card isn’t difficult. In quite a few states, the process can be handled entirely online. It’s possible to schedule an appointment with a qualified doctor in good standing, participate in a video call and get the recommendation without ever leaving the home. Even in those states where it’s necessary to meet with the doctor in person, the visit is typically quick and simple. Once the doctor has provided the recommendation, approval doesn’t take long. The MMJ card then arrives in the mail. The cost of application varies from state to state, but is normally several hundred dollars and remains valid for one year. Even in those states where recreational cannabis is also legal, an MMJ card offers some advantages. Medical cannabis isn’t taxed. Plus, card holders have access to larger amounts and greater potency. The number of states that allow reciprocity for medical marijuana patients from out-of-state is fairly small. However, cannabis laws are constantly evolving across the country. The list of cannabis-friendly states is steadily increasing. Whether a patient is at home or traveling across the country, it’s important to be aware of the parameters of legalization. There are essentially two levels of legalized cannabis: medical and recreational. Not all states distinguish differences between the sale of medical and recreational cannabis. Some form of cannabis is currently legal in 35 states. Of those, only ten acknowledge out-of-state MMJ cards. It remains illegal to transport marijuana across state lines, even when traveling between two states where cannabis is entirely legal. Cannabis is still considered illegal at the federal level.