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Medical cannabis has proven to help the likes of many people willing to give alternative medicine a try. Currently, 28 states and Washington D.C. have legalized medical marijuana in some capacity, allowing qualifying patients safe access to cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Because marijuana is federally illegal, every state with legalized medical marijuana has created their own unique set of laws and legislation to govern their respective cannabis industries. While there are many similarities between states, no two states share the exact same laws. That means that every state has different regulations for medical cannabis, especially for how medical patients acquire a recommendation.

Don’t worry though, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide detailing how to get your medical marijuana card in each different state. All you need to do is follow the instructions and you’ll be well on your way to relieving your ailments with medical cannabis.

We've put together a collection of state-by-state guides for getting your medical marijuana card: