While cannabis laws and the qualifying conditions of obtaining a medical marijuana card are unique to each state, there are some similarities. Regulations are quite consistent when it comes to age. In order to obtain a legal MMJ card, the patient must be at least eighteen years old. For anyone under the age of eighteen, a parent or guardian must provide consent. The caregiver responsible must be at least twenty-one years old and be seen by a pediatric subspecialist. For those of legal age, the process of applying for a medical cannabis card is not overly difficult or expensive. Specific states allow the doctor consultation to be completed entirely online. Most states necessitate an in-person visit. In Virginia, the fees are fifty dollars. In Florida, the cost is seventy-five dollars and in Arizona, it’s $150. Most cards are valid for one year before requiring a renewal. In those states where recreational cannabis is now legal, fewer people are completing the medical application procedure. However, there are still worthwhile benefits to an MMJ card. Medical marijuana patients are permitted to purchase higher quantities and higher potency of weed. They are also not charged state tax. Whether buying medicinal or recreational cannabis, it is not allowed to be consumed in public. It is illegal to carry cannabis across state lines, even when traveling into a state with legal recreational laws. There are states that offer reciprocity and recognize MMJ cards from across the country. For recreational enthusiasts and medical patients, it’s always a good idea to get familiar with specific state laws before visiting a dispensary.