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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in California
Cannabis in California is legal for both medical and recreational use. In recent decades, the state has been at the forefront of efforts to reform cannabis laws, beginning in 1972 with the nation’s first ballot initiative attempting to legalize cannabis. California was the first state to establish a medical cannabis program, enacted by Proposition 215 in 1996 and Senate Bill 420 in 2003. Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act allows people the right to obtain and use cannabis for any illness if they obtain a recommendation from a doctor.
Recreational usage of marijuana is legal under Proposition 64. Immediately upon certification of the November 2016 ballot results, adults age 21 or older were allowed to:
- Possess, transport, process, purchase, obtain, or give away, without any compensation whatsoever, no more than one ounce of dry cannabis or eight grams concentrated cannabis to adults the age of 21 or older.
- Possess, plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, or process no more than six live plants and the produce of those plants in a private residence, in a locked area not seen from normal view, in compliance with all local ordinances.
- Smoke or ingest cannabis.
- Possess, transport, purchase, obtain, use, manufacture, or give away marijuana paraphernalia to peoples the age of 21 or older.
Users may not:
- Smoke it where tobacco is prohibited.
- Possess, ingest or smoke within 1,000 feet of a day care, school, or youth center while children are present (except within a private residence and if said smoke is not detectable to said children).
- Manufacture concentrated cannabis using a volatile solvent without a license under Chapter 3.5 of Division 8 or Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code.
- Possess an open container or marijuana paraphernalia while in the driver or passenger seat of a vehicle used for transportation.
- Smoke or ingest marijuana while operating a vehicle used for transportation.
- Smoke or ingest marijuana while riding in the passenger seat or compartment of a vehicle.
Legal sales for non-medical use are allowed by law beginning January 1, 2018, following formulation of new regulations on retail market by the state’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (to be renamed Bureau of Marijuana Control). Proposition 64 is not meant in any way to affect, amend, or restrict the statutes provided for medical cannabis in California under Proposition 215.
Now that recreational marijuana is legal, do I still need a medical recommendation?
Patients with a doctor’s recommendation can grow or possess larger quantities of marijuana than recreational users. In addition, if you are under 21, you must have a doctor’s recommendation to purchase marijuana, but there are some dispensaries have discontinued sales to patients under 21, even with recommendation, to fit within recreational dispensary rules. Finally, a county-issued medical marijuana ID card exempts you from tax on marijuana purchases.
How do patients get medical marijuana recommendations?
Doctors do not prescribe marijuana. Federal law specifically prohibits prescription of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana. Instead, doctors can recommend marijuana for appropriate conditions. Patients who are living with cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief are mentioned in Prop. 215. Physicians have recommended marijuana for numerous other conditions, including insomnia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many more.
Most medicinal marijuana recommendations are made by doctors who specialize in evaluating patients for recommendation, rather than the patients’ usual physician. The recommending doctor should review patients’ existing medical records before making a recommendation, including reviewing any other medications the patients are already using.
How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in California
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you need to be a resident in California.
To qualify for medical marijuana in CA you must be at least 18 years of age, have proof of residency, and have one of the qualifying medical conditions.
The first step is to meet with a doctor registered to recommend you for medical cannabis in the state.
We provide the CA physicians for you. The most difficult part of the process has usually been trying to find a practitioner who will approve you that is registered with the CA Medical Marijuana Program. We help make the process easier by allowing you to access CA physicians who will approve you, and also meet with them online via video chat and get pre-approved then and there.
It’s a simple two step process. First you will meet with a doctor from the comfort of your own home, through video. After being evaluated your physician will let you know if you will be approved for medical cannabis, and if so, you will receive your official recommendation and approval for medical marijuana usage in CA. If you are not approved via video, your consultation is free.
The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.
If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.
- CA driver’s license
- CA motor vehicle registration
- CA voter registration
- Utility Bill (not phone)
- Paystub that shows your address and CA withholdings
- Mail from CA government with financial contributions or benefits on it
- Lease or deed with your name and address on it
- Tax documents with CA income shown
- For students: a signed letter from your dormitory stating that you live there for the current semester
No you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the California Medical Marijuana Program. And for that we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.
Yes it does! CA allows people with Chronic Pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.
Any condition qualifies. There are a broad range of symptoms which qualify that the doctor will approve. Ultimately, any chronic or debilitating medical condition will be approved. Some of them most generally fall under the following categories:
- Issues Sleeping
- Chronic pain
The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, a consultation with a licensed California practitioner registered with the state, and a two year authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.
There are already tons of dispensaries all over the District. You can see a list of dispensaries HERE.
California has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your DC cannabis card, you get access to:
- Dry Flower
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.