Benefits of Medical Marijuana
Medical uses of cannabis include both studied and approved uses and off-label uses. In a recent research survey, the most common reasons people use medical marijuana are for
- muscle spasticity
- inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
More research has been conducted on the compound CBD. Medical CBD is anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and anxiolytic, antipsychotic, and anti-emetic. The CBD compound in medical marijuana appears to be neuroprotective in Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease, fetal hypoxia, and other neurodegenerative conditions and movement disorders.
Try Any California Cannabis Product
California medical marijuana cardholders can access any retail marijuana product available in the state. They are allowed to purchase products with twice as much THC as recreational users. Over time, more products will be exclusively for medical cannabis patients.
Convenient Access to Local Dispensaries
There are several areas in California that don’t have recreational cannabis storefronts. They might not open for years. On the other hand, there are more than 1,000 medical cannabis dispensaries all across California. Only a California medical cannabis cardholder can use them.
Reduced Taxes on Marijuana Products
California cannabis taxes are some of the heaviest taxes in America. The closer you are to a big city like San Francisco or Los Angeles, the more likely it is you’re subject to heavy taxes. California medical cannabis cardholders are excused from many of these taxes.
Say Goodbye to Possession and Cultivation Limits
Under California laws, only medical cannabis patients can purchase large quantities of cannabis products, up to eight ounces. They can also grow up to 12 flowering plants, with potential for more based on their condition.
Reduced Age Requirements
Although California has recreational cannabis, you must be 21 to buy. With a medical cannabis card, patients aged 18, 19, or 20 can also purchase cannabis products.
Join the Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program
California has a special program just for medical marijuana cardholders. This voluntary program allows you to get a special identification card and keep your California medical marijuana card safe at home. It makes it even easier to make your medical marijuana purchases.