Medical Marijuana in California

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It is also possible to find directory listings for the city you live in by using the links below.

Legalization of Medical Marijuana in California

California is the very first state to establish a medical marijuana program, this was enacted by the Compassionate Use Act in 1996 and Senate Bill 420 in 2003. It was approved by initiative with a 55% majority. Later on Governor Gray Davis signed into law the Medical Marijuana Protection Act which so an identification card system for medical marijuana patients established.

Quantity of Marijuana

Under the Compassionate Use Act, patients are allowed to use any quantity of marijuana required as long as it is for their personal medical use. Though there are high chances that one can get arrested if the exceed the SB420 guidelines which set a baseline statewide of 6 mature or 12 immature plants, and 0.5 pounds processed cannabis per patient. Patients can be exempted from the limits if their doctor clearly recommends more for their personal use.

Treatment for illnesses in California

Prop. 215 lists “cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief. Physicians have recommended marijuana for hundreds of indications, including such common complaints as insomnia, PMS, post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse.

Licensing and Supply

Patients are not required to obtain an ID card to enjoy the protection of Prop. 215, but a state card can provide an extra measure of protection against arrest.

Patients and caregivers can obtain a Californian medical marijuana card through doctors listed in our directory.

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