California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. On November 8th 2016, The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes for adults over 21 years of age. Even though marijuana is legalized in California, there is certain information you should know to avoid any trouble.
Here are some frequently asked questions about medical marijuana in California:
Is marijuana fully legal in California?
After The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) was passed, both medical and recreational marijuana were made legal in California. However, you need a medical marijuana card to purchase it from a licensed store. You can get a medical marijuana card from specific doctors.
What is the age limit of getting medical marijuana in California?
If you are getting marijuana for recreational purposes, you must be above 21 years of age. If you are using it for medicinal purposes, the minimum age is 18 years, but you must have a medical marijuana card.
Can I get a medical marijuana card if I am not a resident of California?
No, you cannot get a medical marijuana card if you are not a resident of California. You must be a California resident to qualify for the medical marijuana card.
How much marijuana can I buy?
If you have medical marijuana card, you can possess 8 ounces of cannabis. Qualified patients can grow up to 6 mature plants or 12 immature plants.
How much will marijuana cost?
The cost of marijuana depends on a number of factors such as quality and strain. The price can vary from $10 to $30 per gram.
Can I take my purchase home if I live in another state or country?
No. Marijuana or any marijuana product that you have bought in California must be consumed in California.
How to get a medical marijuana card in California
Obtaining a medical marijuana card in California allows you to enter medical marijuana dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana or order it online.
You can get your medical marijuana card online by following these steps:
- Complete the medical marijuana evaluation process online by filling out a medical form and uploading your medical documents.
- The evaluation involves a video or phone conversation with a California-certified physician who will discuss about your current medical condition, medical history, and how medical marijuana will help you.
- Once approved, you will receive your official recommendation letter and medical marijuana card in the mail within 3-5 days.
Want to learn more about medical marijuana evaluation or how to get a medical marijuana card in California? Contact us at (714) 599-7970.
Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.