California Medical Marijuana

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The California Medical Marijuana program was first established in 1997 under Proposition 219 which specified that patients with debilitating diseases may legally acquire marijuana to ease their pain and other symptoms. There is a big list of diseases and conditions that qualify, if you want more information please check out the WEEDPEDIA section. A patient is required to obtain a medical recommendation by a registered “Marijuana Doctor”. In essence a Marijuana Doctor is nothing more than a registered physician that finds medical value within Marijuana. The physician is required by State law to fully examine the patient and to revise all medical history. If the Doctor believes that Marijuana will be a benefit to the patient’s overall condition, he/she may recommend cannabis as an effective treatment. With this recommendation the patient must apply at the Department of Health where the final stage is completed. The patient might have to pay a fee depending on which doctor or clinic he or she visits and it would grant validity for a year. Sub sequentially the patient will need to pay a lesser renewal fee every year. The patient in turn will receive a California Medical Marijuana Card which will allow the patient to have up to 2 ounces of useable marijuana and grow roughly 6-10 plants depending on your county, of which 4 can be mature. As mentioned, each county has their own approach to how they regulate the Medical Marijuana program, thus it is imperative to understand what your county allows and doesn’t allow. Within California patients can implement the services of dispensaries. Dispensaries are like pharmacies where the patient can obtain his or her cannabis. A Dispensary must be state licensed in order to be safe from any criminal proceedings. A patient with a valid Marijuana card may enter into these dispensaries. Upon entry the patient will notice all of the medicine behind a glass case or within a catalogue. The dispensary operator will assist the patient on which strain to pick for the specific disease. If you would like to find out more information about California Medical Marijuana please contact the Marijuana Doctors 411 staff and we will be more than happy to assist you with your queries.
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