The whole aura of medical marijuana evaluation centers is a bit shady. You’ll hear people all over the place saying watch out! – stay away from non-legit, non-licensed physicians or medical firms that don’t meet state requirements to recommend cannabis use for their patients. In California, recommending physicians/medical centers must be licensed with the California Medical Corporation and have a up to date registration on file with the state medical board. Non-compliant cannabis recommendation is, as you might have guessed, rampant throughout the state, even though you hardly ever hear of patients/physicians getting busted.
Affordable Evaluations is an evaluation center in the Los Angeles/Southern California region, currently with eight locations in Van Nuys, Culver City, Anaheim, Riverside, L.A., Whittier, Canoga Park, and Long Beach. These are legit centers that are registered with the medical board, where patients can go to get evaluated for a medical condition and possibly a recommendation for medical marijuana use, depending on the discretion of the physician.
Highlights: Affordable Evaluations, L.A./Anaheim/Southern California
- Evaluation centers only: New/first time patients can make an appointment to have their condition evaluated by a registered medical practitioner
- Medical marijuana/photo ID cards printed on-site
- Non self-incriminating evaluation forms: the center WILL NOT ask you about your history or previous illegal cannabis use
- Qualifying medical conditions are listed on the Best Price Evaluations website
- Patients are not charged if they do not receive a recommendation
One of the good things about the Affordable Evaluations centers is that their new patient questionnaire/referral forms are non self-incriminating. A lot of other evaluation centers ask patients about their previous use of marijuana, which can be self-incriminating if you answer that yes, you have indeed previously acquired and abused cannabis illegally. Technically, this opens you and the witnesses at the facility up to a criminal investigation, in which case law enforcement officers would be allowed to question you and the witnesses about your previous marijuana use, where you acquired the drugs from, etc.
How often do investigations open up from self-incriminating evaluation forms? Let’s put it this way: when was the last time you heard of someone getting busted (in the news or otherwise) from trying to get a medical marijuana card?
Regardless, the Affordable Evaluation locations across Southern California are reputable centers where you can be guaranteed of full confidentiality, friendly staff, and considerate medical practitioners. Definitely a recommended evaluation center if you’re a new patient looking for your first medical marijuana card.