Altitude, known far and wide in Southeastern Washington as a Recreational Marijuana Dispensary, is now approved as a Medical Marijuana Dispensary. As a medical marijuana user, you need to visit our store, and see the best supply in the area. We serve the greater Tri-cities WA area, the Yakima Valley and beyond!
When you need a Medical Marijuana Dispensary with a vast selection of products to ease your pain, or other medical issues that ail you, look no further than Altitude.
With State Certified (Washington Dept. of Health) Medical Marijuana Consultants, Altitude can now give you the widest selection of Medical Marijuana at prices you will just love. With prices starting as low as $5 per gram, you will be amazed at our selection.
With a wide selection of different marijuana strains and strengths (Sativa, Indica, Hybrids), as well as Cannabis oils, you have a very wide selection in getting the “cannabinoids” of your choice as well as your method of imbibing.
We have everything you need at Altitude, with a full selection of accessories and paraphernalia, as well as Marijuana edibles.
When you need Medical Marijuana, make Altitude your first choice. You will be glad you did.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS:
- All products sold at Altitude are labeled recreational.
- We do not sell clones or seeds.
How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient
- Get a Medical Marijuana Authorization
- The following types of healthcare practitioners licensed in Washington State are allowed to authorize the use of marijuana to medical patients:
- Medical doctor (MD)
- Physician assistant (PA)
- Osteopathic physician (DO)
- Osteopathic physician assistant (DOA)
- Naturopathic physician (ND)
- Advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP)
How to Register in the Database
- Take your authorization form to any licensed and medically endorsed retail marijuana store.
- Ask to see the Certified Medical Marijuana Consultant on staff who is trained in working with authorized medical marijuana patients.
- Give the consultant your authorization form so that he or she can enter your information into the database, take your picture, and create a new medical marijuana recognition card.
Who Can Access the Database?
- Certified medical marijuana consultants (Can add patient information from the authorization form and verify if the patient’s card is valid.)
- Employees of a medically endorsement store (Can only verify that a card is valid.)
- Healthcare practitioners (May only access their authorized patients.)
- Law enforcement (May only verify that a card is valid.)
- Recognition card holders (May learn who has accessed their healthcare information.)
- Washington State Department of Health (Will access the database to troubleshoot issues, help store employees with registration, and collect non-identifiable aggregate data.)
- Washington State Department of Revenue (Can access database information to verify sales-tax free purchases through non-identifiable data.)
- Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (May only verify that a card is valid.)
Read more at the Washington State Department of Health website.
All customers should assume they will be asked to provide a valid (non expired) form of identification.
Types of acceptable ID includes:
- Driver’s License, or I.D. Card issued by any U.S. State, U.S. Territory and District of Columbia
- Driver’s License or I.D. Card issued by any Canadian Province
- Valid Washington State Temporary Driver’s License
- U.S. Armed Forces I.D. Card (Encrypted signature acceptable)
- Merchant Marine I.D. Card issued by the U.S. Coast Guard
- Official Passport
- Washington State Tribal Enrollment Card (No expiration date required)
Per law, we must abide by both federal regulations. We are unfortunately unable to serve active duty members of the military when presented a military idea. We must abide by tribal law. We are unable to accept certain tribal identification cards where marijuana has been banned.
Then Versus Now – not sure why this is here – laws and reg changes would better be done via copy at the top of the page that puts this info in context – for the benefit of BOTH types of users.
Legal Limits and Benefits of a Medical Marijuana Card
- Purchase products at the medically endorsed retail stores sales-tax free
- Purchase up to three times the current limits at licensed retail stores with a medical marijuana endorsement
- Forty-eight (48) ounces of solid edibles
- Three (3) ounces of flower
- Two hundred sixteen (216) ounces of cannabis-infused products in liquid form
- Twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates
- Purchase high-THC products–when available
- Possess six plants and eight ounces of usable marijuana.
- A healthcare practitioner may authorize additional plants to a maximum of 15
- a patient so authorized may possess up to 16 ounces of usable marijuana produced from their plants
- Participate in a medical marijuana cooperative
- Have arrest protection
Product Handling and Returns
Packages can never be opened while in the store. Product cannot be consumed on the premises. Once a packaged product leaves the store it cannot be returned.
Medical Uses of THC and CBD
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is an active component in cannabis responsible for cerebral and psychoactive effects. THC has medicinal uses as well:
- Anti-emetic (induces vomiting): particularly helpful in relieving negative effects of chemotherapy
- Increases appetite: Especially helpful in treatment of anorexia and other eating disorders
- May decrease pain, inflammation and muscle control problems.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component of cannabis that does not affect the mind or behavior. It is primarily utilized for its medicinal purposes.
- Relieve nausea
- Can reduce pain and inflammation
- Help control seizures and convulsions
- Can aid in treating anxiety and addiction
Methods of Consumption
- Smoking: Dried cannabis (flower), hash and kief are ingested through smoking. Cannabis can be smoked using:
- through a rolled joint
- water-pipe (bong)
- Vaporizing (Vaping): Vaping is done using a device that extracts the cannabinoids in cannabis. Heating cannabis at a low temperature allows for inhaling vapor rather than smoke, which can be harsh or irritating at times.
- Edibles: Cannabis is infused into butter or oil then cooked into food. Edibles are also available in liquid form through various drinks and tinctures. Edibles typically take longer to affect the body (20 to 90 minutes) but can last much longer than others routes of administration. Please use caution when ingesting edibles by eating small portions and waiting to notice effects before ingesting more.
- Topicals: Topicals are entirely non-psychoactive – you will not get high, and are applied directly to the skin. Cannabis topicals are available in the following forms:
- Lotions or creames
- Salves or balms