How To Get Your California Medical Marijuana Card?
Schedule an Appointment
Book your appointment with a licensed marijuana doctor through Marijuana Doctor CA. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance getting an appointment.
Talk to the Doctor about your Condition
One of our marijuana doctors will contact you and examine your health conditions. You can ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.
Get your Approval
If the doctor believes marijuana may help you to treat your medical conditions, then the doctor will write you a medical marijuana recommendation. After getting approval, you can start your treatment with marijuana in California.
Benefits of CA Medical Marijuana Card
★ Legal Possession
California offers special laws that help protect the people who hold medical marijuana cards. The state exempts patients who possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment from criminal laws.
★ Higher Possession
With a medical marijuana card, you can possess more marijuana to get a speedy recovery from your condition. You can bring home more cannabis from the weed dispensary than from a person who is purchasing recreationally.
★ More Products
Different patients have different marijuana product requirements. Without a medical marijuana card, your options are limited, while a medical marijuana card offers a diverse range of marijuana products to you.
★ Continue Treatment in other States
A medical marijuana card allows you to continue treatment in states that offer reciprocity. Many states accept persons with California medical marijuana cards to use marijuana within their boundaries.
★ Tax Benefits
The state applies heavy taxes on marijuana products. A marijuana product comes with taxes of 22% to 25%. While if you have California medical marijuana card, the taxes are reduced by half.
★Lower Age Restrictions
You must be at least 18 years of age to start medical marijuana treatment in California. However, with a California medical marijuana card, minors can also get their medical marijuana treatment via the assistance of a caregiver.
About Medical Marijuana in California
The Compassionate Use Act allows 18 or older with a physician’s recommendation to use medical marijuana in California. In November 2016, California passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64, to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. After passing the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, adults 21 or over legally use, sell, and cultivate recreational cannabis in California.
While the state allows for medicinal and recreational use, patients with a medical marijuana card can possess more marijuana and have to pay lower taxes on marijuana purchases.
Health Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana in California
A doctor can recommend marijuana treatment to help you manage any of these medical conditions:
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Severe nausea
- Persistent muscle spasms
The doctor can also recommend marijuana to help with chronic or persistent medical symptoms that either:
- Limit your daily life routines
- Cause serious harm to your mental and physical health.
Documents Required for Medical Marijuana Card in California
You must provide these documents to get your medical marijuana card in California.
- A medical recommendation letter from a licensed healthcare professional.
- Proof of identity, such as
- Valid California driver’s license,
- identification (ID) card, or government-issued photo ID card.
- Proof of residency, such as:
- Rental or mortgage agreement,
- Utility bill, or
- California DMV motor vehicle registration
A primary caregiver is a person who takes responsibility for a patient’s treatment, health, or safety. As a primary caregiver, you cannot apply solo. You must apply with your patient.
To be eligible for caregiver status, a person must have proof of California residence with a state license or identification card and live in the same county as the patient. Caregiver registration is valid for the same duration as the patient’s medical marijuana card. The required fee varies by county.
Possession Limits of Marijuana in California
Medical marijuana patients or caregivers can possess up to 8 ounces, or 227 grams, of dried cannabis or concentrates. Adults 21 or older can possess up to 1 ounce, or 28.35 grams.
Adults may give up to 1 ounce of dried cannabis to another adult 21 or older. Patients can not give away or transfer medical marijuana.
Cultivation Limits of Marijuana in California
Patients or their caregivers can grow up to 12 immature or 6 adult cannabis plants at a time. Adults can also participate in California’s home cultivation program. Adults can grow six plants, regardless of maturity level.
California doesn’t accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards, but visitors can apply for a medical marijuana card in California. The law allows non-resident adults with a valid driver’s license or state or state ID to purchase marijuana for adult, recreational use.
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