MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS MADE EASY
How to get a medical marijuana card in 2019 in California and do I still need a medical marijuana card at all? The answer is yes, you need to have a medical marijuana ID from a licensed Medical Marijuana Doctor to buy medical marijuana based products in California in 2019.
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Recreation marijuana is now legal in California, but there are still benefits to having an MMJ ID card. For one thing, if you are 18 and older, but under the age of 21, you can still legally purchase medical marijuana at dispensaries. You also do not have to pay taxes on medical marijuana products, which can range between 16%-32%. If you were to buy 16 ounces of marijuana a year without an MMJ ID card, you might be paying between $600-$1200 in taxes as a recreational user. As an MMJ patient, you will pay significantly less.
HOW TO GET A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD ONLINE?
Getting Medical Cannabis Card online is an easy, hassle-free and very affordable option, thanks to the Medical Board of California. Just input your personal information, describe your medical conditions and symptoms, and click apply. Remember: You must always speak with a licensed medical marijuana doctor in order to legitimately and legally receive an MMJ ID card.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SYMPTOMS THAT QUALIFY YOU FOR A MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD IN CALIFORNIA:
- Chronic pain
- Other conditions (see below)
- Persistent spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis
- Seizures, including those associated with epilepsy
- Severe nausea
California Prop 215 and Senate Bill 420 state that any other chronic medical symptom that limits the ability of the patient to conduct major life activities or may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or mental or physical health.
MMJ CARD: QUESTION AND ANSWER
Is my California Medical Marijuana Card valid in Nevada?
Will my health insurance cover my medical marijuana card?
Can I grow cannabis with my medical marijuana card?
Yes, up to 6 mature and 12 immature cannabis plants for personal use only.
What if I caught with weed or smoking it?
You’re allowed to possess, consume or transport medical marijuana in the state, but not across. Your medical cannabis card can be verified online and over the phone 24/7. You can be fined if you smoke weed where it is prohibited, such as a public place or if you are operating a motor vehicle. Police can be lenient when they dealing with people who have a medical marijuana card, but it’s better not to take chances.
For how long is my medical marijuana card valid for?
Usually for one year, it depends on your medical marijuana doctor`s decision, based on your medical condition and documents provided. You can always renew your cannabis card online.
Where can I apply for a Medical Marijuana Doctor’s recommendation and Medical Cannabis ID Card?
California Proposition 215, with revised Senate Bill 420
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED AND NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT Medical Cannabis Law in California
The passage of Prop. 64 to legalize adult cultivation and possession of recreational pot in no way to impact on any rights of medical patients under Proposition 215. Patients with a state MMJ ID card are exempt from sales tax in medical marijuana clubs.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS IN 2019
In 2015, the California Legislature passed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, establishing permitting for marijuana dispensaries and cultivation at the state level with approval on local level. The law went into effect on January 1, 2016; however, the state needed time until January 2018 to set up the agencies, information systems, and regulations to actually issue licenses and permits.
By 2019, state businesses were able to consult with local governments to receive licenses that would allow them to cultivate, grow, and sell marijuana recreationally. While it is now legal for anyone 21 and older with ID to purchase recreational marijuana, MMJ patients still have benefits to keeping their card. MMJ patients can still use their ID card for getting tax-free medical marijuana products, along with greater leverage on how much they can purchase. Additionally, if you’re over 18 but under 21, you can still use your ID card to purchase medical marijuana for yourself.
WHAT OFFENSES ARE COVERED?
Proposition 215 covers pot cultivation and possession and for personal use.
WHAT SYMPTOMS and CONDITIONS COVERED?
Cancer, anorexia, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, AIDS, chronic pain, or any other condition for which medical marijuana provides help. Doctors have recommended MMJ for hundreds of symptoms, including such common problem as insomnia, PMS, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
WHO QUALIFIES AS A MEDICAL DOCTOR TO RECOMMEND MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Prop. 215 applies to doctors, surgeons, osteopaths and who are licensed in California.
CAN I GROW CANNABIS UNDER PROP. 215?
Yes, patients with a doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation and their caregivers.
HOW MUCH CAN I GROW OR POSSESS?
Under Prop. 215, MMJ patients are entitled to whatever amount of cannabis is necessary for their personal medical use. At the same time, patients can be arrested if they exceed reasonable amounts.
CAN I BE RAIDED OR ARRESTED?
Unfortunately, yes. Many legal patients have been arrested for having fake medical marijuana recommendations with fake doctor’s signatures. 420evaluationsonline.com and mmjdoctoronline.com are some of the most popular fake clinics. Additionally, if you are caught using medical marijuana while operating a vehicle, or caught using medical marijuana in a public place, you can be arrested.
CAN I BE CHARGED FEDERALLY?
Under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, possession of any marijuana is a misdemeanor and MMJ cultivation is a felony. Marijuana in any form is still illegal on the federal level, meaning using medical marijuana on a federal property could get you charged and arrested.
SHOULD I GET A STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD?
You need an MMJ ID card in order to legally purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary, making having an ID card a necessary requirement.
WHERE CAN I GET MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Medical marijuana for MMJ ID cardholders can be purchased at any state dispensary. An additional benefit to MMJ patients is the ability to have medical marijuana delivered to them. You can locate dispensaries online, as well as whether or not they can deliver.
WHERE CAN I SMOKE MARIJUANA?
You can only smoke and consume medical marijuana products in private, such as your own home or private property.
WHERE CAN I GROW CANNABIS?
Although Prop. 215 allows patients to grow their own cannabis, landlords are not legally obliged to allow it. Many counties have passed zoning ordinances that restrict where patients can grow cannabis. See local policies for more information.
CAN I SELL MY EXCESS CANNABIS?
It is illegal for an MMJ patient to sell off any of their excess medical marijuana products.
HOW CAN I START A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY?
For details, see our collective tips page.
CAN MMJ PATIENTS BE DRUG TESTED AT WORK?
Employees have the right to drug test their employees and fire them if they test positive for marijuana. For MMJ patients, it can be helpful to tell employers that you use marijuana for medical purposes.
CAN I TAKE MY MEDICAL CANNABIS ON A PLANE WITH ME?
While some airports in California are respectful of MMJ patient rights, others are not. More importantly, if you take medical marijuana with you on a flight, you are officially entering federal territory. This means if you are caught with medical marijuana while flying, you could be held up and charged by federal authority. Not only that, but marijuana in any form is illegal in some states and territories. It is then highly recommended that you do not bring marijuana products with you on a flight.
WHAT ABOUT MINORS?
Patients under 18 must have parental or adult guardian consent and supervision.
CAN I GROW OR USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITH CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE?
You can, but it is advised that you keep your medical cannabis away from children.