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Jan 20, 2017 12:05 PM

How to Get Medical Marijuana Card in California?

Although California has recently joined the happy family of the states with legalized recreational weed, in the Golden State you currently only can legally buy marijuana in a medical weed dispensary. The recreational weed sales are expected to begin in late 2017or early 2018. But thankfully, California is known to have one of the most patient-friendly medical marijuana programs. Therefore, you can try to become a medical marijuana patient and start benefiting from using this amazing plant right now. And we at Weedy will help you find out how to get a medical cannabis card in California .

How to Get Medical Marijuana Card in California?

Overview of the major requirements

Each state with an operational medical cannabis program has its lists of qualifying conditions and requirements for patients who want to use cannabis as a treatment.

How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card
How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card
More and more states in the U.S. are approving medical marijuana legislation, but it does not mean that everyone can have access to cannabis. Even if you live in the state where weed is legal, you need to apply for a medical cannabis card.

California was the very first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes back in 1996. According to Proposition 215 , a recommendation from a physician certified in California is enough to give you the right to purchase and possess certain amounts of weed. Furthermore, the document says that medical cannabis may be recommended to patients with any “illness for which marijuana provides relief.”

You can also apply for an official medical cannabis card, but the participation in Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) is voluntary for both medical cannabis patients and their primary caregivers.

Please note that even though Proposition 215 states that a patient may possess “whatever amount of marijuana is necessary” to manage their condition, certain counties and cities across the Golden State have set their own limits on medical marijuana for both possession and cultivation.

So, how do I get a medical cannabis card?

There are a few ways you can legally receive a medical marijuana card. First, you can visit your physician and ask them for a medical cannabis recommendation. Medical marijuana is believed to be helpful in managing severe conditions like epilepsy, arthritis, chronic pain, or even cancer. But you may also try using it to get rid of fatigue, depression, or stress.

And secondly, you can apply for a medical marijuana card online. Currently, there are a few services that offer their help in getting and renewing medical marijuana cards in California.

​Weedy Offers Cannabis Delivery Services to Californians
​Weedy Offers Cannabis Delivery Services to Californians
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