As of June 1, 2010 medical cannabis authorizations issued by doctors must be printed on special tamper-proof paper. This precaution greatly reduces the risk of falsification; therefore, we no longer have to verify patients' identity. That speeds up and simplifies the enrollment process greatly. If you are a patient interested in joining Lifevine Collective Network, you may now initiate the process.
Our office is located on Capitol Hill, 109 15th Ave E., across the street from Group Health; hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 11-6, Saturday 12-5. You must come to our office during business hours with your valid, original legal documentation. This includes:
- a copy of your doctor's authorization;
- a copy of your WA State Driver's License or State ID;
- your current contact information and current contact information for your doctor.
Upon joining the Network, Lifevine members must sign a membership agreement, which explains their legal rights and responsibilities under WA State law, RCW 69.51a.
If your condition can be legally treated with medical cannabis under the Washington State law, but you don't have a doctor's authorization, you need to have the discussion with your doctor. If he/she sees fit to recommend medical cannabis, your doctor must fill out an official authorization form. Make sure the current version of the form is being used. The form must be printed on special tamper-resistant paper only your doctor can obtain.
If you don't have a doctor willing to authorize your use of medical cannabis our information on finding a physician may help you find a more open-minded medical provider. It has become a little easier since I-5798 became law in June of 2010.