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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in California | FAQ’s

How can I get Medical Marijuana?

  • A- To get your Medical Marijuana you must receive a written verifiable recommendation from a California board licensed physician. Once you have your doctor’s recommendation you can legally grow, consume & possess your medicine under California State Law Prop 215. A physician can write a recommendation for any condition for which cannabis provides relief. However, most physicians recommend cannabis for symptoms associated with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and many serious diseases and ailments.

How do I become a medical marijuana patient in California?

  • A- California law states you must have a recommendation for the medicinal use of cannabis from a licensed physician. A physician may write a recommendation for any ailment for which cannabis provides relief. However, most physicians write recommendations for symptoms associated with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and many other serious illnesses.

What happens if my recommendation needs to be verified after the office at 4th street Medical closes?

  • A- At 4th street Medical we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients, we offer online patient verification 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year. If you choose to be verified by phone our offices are open 6 days a week Mon & Fri 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and Sat 12 pm-5 pm.

Can I be evaluated at 4th street Medical if I’m not 18 years old or older?

  • A- No, you must be at least 18 years or older with valid proof of age and identification in order to qualify.

Once I’m a legal Prop215 medical marijuana patient, what rights do I have?

I just failed a drug test. If I get a recommendation now, will it help me?

  • A- No, a recommendation from a doctor is valid only from the date written; therefore it would not relate to any past court dates or drug tests. A recommendation cannot and will not be backdated.

When I get a medical marijuana recommendation will my name be on government list?

  • A- Absolutely not, here at 4th street Medical we respect our patient’s privacy, we are in compliance with the HIPAA privacy agreement. Your records remain safe and confidential, they only way a patients records would be release is if it was requested by the patient.

How many plants can I cultivate with my Medical Marijuana Recommendation?

  • A- The quantity of plants and medication you can possess varies from county to county. If your county does not have a higher limit, you may possess eight ounces of cured cannabis, six plants in (mature) flowering, or up to twelve plants in the (immature) vegetative state. No city or county may adopt limits lower than the amount aforementioned. We strongly recommend that you check (SB420) for your local guidelines.

Is it true that the federal government does not recognize medical marijuana recommendations in California?

  • A- Yes, this is true. The federal government does not recognize California’s medical cannabis laws. Cannabis possession, cultivation, and use are illegal under federal law – even for qualified patients. The State however does support the use of medical marijuana as an alternative treatment and California’s medical cannabis laws remain fully in force and unaffected by this conflict.

Will my medical insurance company cover the recommendation?

  • A- At this time medical insurance companies do not cover your evaluation or the cost of your medication.

If I receive my recommendation where will I get my Cannabis or medicine?

  • A- We cannot give out or discuss any information regarding purchasing cannabis or medicine.

I know marijuana helps me with my condition, but I don’t have medical insurance and I have never seen a doctor. Should I still make an appointment for an evaluation?

  • A- Here at 4th street Medical we understand that some patients have no medical history or cannot obtain their medical records. Based on the physician’s discretion, he/she may give you a temporary recommendation and have you fulfil specific requirements before your recommendation is given. For patients that are underinsured we have a list of free clinics available to all our patients. Please make an effort to obtain as much documentation possible. This may include physician letters, MRI’s, X-rays, prescriptions, medications or any other documentation related to the condition you are seeking treatment for.

How do I get my physician to send me my records?

  • A– You can follow these easy steps to get your medical records. Contact your physician or hospital where you received treatment. Inform them that you will be requesting your medical records. They will inform you on what steps you need to follow. Typically, you will need to provide your physician with a written authorization to release your records. Ask for your physician’s fax number and fax your physician a release of medical records form.

Does local and state law enforcement recognize medical marijuana and its patients?

  • A- To the delight of medical marijuana supporters, the California Highway Patrol has agreed to stop taking cannabis from motorists in routine traffic stops who have a doctor’s recommendation. Attorney General Bill Lockyer affirmed that medical marijuana use is sanctioned by California law, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. CHP officers were told in an Aug. 22 bulletin of the new policy, which now allows patients traveling on state highways to have as much as 8 ounces of marijuana if they had a certified user identification card or written approval from a physician.

How do I become a legal medical marijuana patient?

  • A- You can call to schedule an appointment, make an appointment online, and we accept walk-ins 6 days a week.

What is the online verification program, does 4th street Medical offer this?

  • A- Yes, we do offer online verification for our patients. You can be verified 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. Our online verification program is quick easy and convenient for law enforcement and co-ops verify a patients’ status. The online verification program does not disclose any information about our patients. You are issued a patient id number which allows you to be verified conveniently and discretely


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