Medical Marijuana Authorizations Made Easy

Washington state and medical marijuana, August 2014

A doctor's point of view

Washington State has had a medical marijuana law on the books since 1998.

In 2012 the State passed a law that allows anyone 21 and over to possess and utilize recreational marijuana.

Currently under state law medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow, use and possess marijuana. Only patients with a medical marijuana authorization are allowed to legally go to a cooperative and make a donation and in return they receive marijuana (this is clearly a gray area within the law).

All qualified MMJ patients may register at a legal MMJ cooperative (dispensary) and obtain medical cannabis.


To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed and treated for one of these qualifying conditions:

Intractable debilitating pain (located anywhere in the body) - unrelieved with standard therapy,
Serious neurological diseases such as (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, debilitating migraines, ALS, etc.),
Hepatitis C,
Anorexia or other eating disorders.



Our medical marijuana clinic specializes in providing qualified patients with a legal authorization to grow, possess, and use marijuana as medicine. Dr. Michael Stern, specializes in providing a medical marijuana "card or permit" to be used for visits to co-ops: referred to as medical marijuana dispensaries. We explain in detail why we recommend the medical use of marijuana and how you can benefit from using marijuana as medicine.

Do you have cancer, HIV, hepatitis C, severe pain (from any cause i.e. migraines, arthritis, degenerative disc disease), intestinal disease, seizures, or multiple sclerosis?

To receive your so-called "green card" or legal medical marijuana authorization, register, and send your medical records to (206) 707-8495 and forward your request for an appointment to Dr. Michael Stern, by clicking this link:

Email Request for Appointment

Or you can email a request by sending it to appointments (at) nwhealthyoptions (dot) com.


Receive a legally valid authorization on tamperproof paper for the use, possession, and growth of marijuana (hemp, cannabis) in the state of Washington.

For more information regarding an authorization for MMJ possession and an authorization, you can email us at info (at) nwhealthyoptions (dot) com, or simply click this link:

Information Request



Dr. Michael Stern

Michael H. Stern M.D.

Director / Board Certified
Authorizing Physician



We are a medical marijuana clinic and work closely with medical marijuana dispensaries/cooperatives to verify that you are a legitimate patient of NWHO (NW Healthy Options)

Our Clinic's Distinguishing Characteristics:
  • Clinic fees are used to pay business overhead.
  • Dr. Stern's profile is available so that you can know the doctor before your visit.

  • Dr. Stern has been a practicing board certified medical doctor since 1983.

  • Dr. Stern has worked with lawyers as a consultant so he is experienced and knowledgeable to protect your rights. The main reason to get authorization is legal protection so be guaranteed you get that protection.

  • Dr. Stern is disabled with primary progressive MS so he understands patients better than most doctors.

  • Dr. Stern believes in using marijuana as natural medicine.

  • Dr. Stern does this work to help and legally protect other patients.

  • Dr. Stern works as a volunteer, receiving a $1 per year salary.

Our Mission: To provide and protect our patients' right to legal and effective treatment for better health and healing of their body, mind, and spirit. Using marijuana as Natural Medicine.

NW Healthy Options provides a compassionate and empathetic staff to help educate and promote natural, safe, and legal medical treatment. The three pillars of our clinic are professionalism, education, and compassionate care. Our services are:

  • Medical Marijuana Authorization
  • Nutrition/Lifestyle Coaching