Thanks to the online medical card, receiving a medical marijuana card in California is now easier than ever. The process is simple and easy to complete for everyone. First, to legally possess marijuana in the state of California, there is a process that can be followed online. This process begins with a online application. This requires the prospective MMJ card to register on the online medical card website.
Through this application, the beneficiary of the medical card will provide all the necessary details and make an online payment. This is necessary in order to conduct a medical evaluation for the potential medical marijuana patient. This information will be kept safe and confidential as the doctor must adhere to HIPAA guidelines which ensure the security of patient information.
Step 1: Consultation with a doctor who specializes in marijuana
First, the potential patient must have a consultation with a marijuana doctor. This can be done by phone or video call using our service. The evaluation will be conducted with a physician certified by the State of California. This doctor will evaluate the previously completed application to decide if the medical condition provided qualifies for a medical marijuana card, or the doctor will determine that the applicant is not eligible. For a potential patient to be eligible, they must be of legal age 18. Then they must comply with California health and safety code requirements. The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in California are: cancer, cachexia, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraines, HIV/AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, severe nausea, muscle spasms, and seizures. Other qualifications include that the condition or symptoms interfere with the applicant’s ability to carry out daily activities. These can include moving, sleeping, eating, and other vital functions of daily living. The final way to qualify a condition is if the applicant’s condition puts the applicant’s safety at risk, whether physical or mental safety.
Age limit of 21 for recreation and 18 for medical care
For California state law, recreational cannabis has an age limit of twenty-one years. This differs from medical marijuana patients in that they can legally possess and use marijuana at the age of eighteen. In addition, cardholders benefit from a form of legal certainty. Holders of a medical marijuana card can both buy and grow cannabis without any legal repercussions. Along with these other benefits, medical marijuana patients may qualify for tax exemptions. California state marijuana laws state that users of medical cannabis may be exempt from paying sales tax. This is also true for the use tax when a medical marijuana cardholder purchases cannabis from legal dispensaries.
Additionally, if the physician qualifies the applicant based on California state law, the applicant will receive a PDF of a signed referral. This PDF will be sent by e-mail. After receiving this recommendation, the cardholder can now legally purchase medical cannabis within the legal limit from a nearby dispensary. It is important to note that the cardholder must pay two separate charges. Since the card is issued by the state of California, a state fee must be paid, in addition to the doctor’s consultation fee.
Step 2: Validate medical marijuana doctor’s recommendation to dispensaries to increase your purchase limit
Patients are allowed to buy more THC products than recreational users. Get checked at a dispensary, you must either be an adult of twenty-one years or older, or a young person of eighteen on the recommendation of a doctor. Retailers then verify individuals using one of the following: government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, military photo ID, or passport.
Step 3 Buy cannabis from dispensaries
After being approved, it is important to know the limitations of purchasable medical cannabis.
Possession Laws in California for Medical and Recreational Users
The possession laws for the State of California are as follows, for recreational use there is a limit of one ounce of cannabis. However, for medical card holders, the legal possession limit is eight ounces of cannabis. Next comes the lower age limit.
Cannabis possession limits
The allowed weight for a medical user is around eight ounces, while the limit is one ounce for recreational users. cardholders have access to a variety of cannabis products from approximately one thousand unique dispensaries throughout the state of California. Finally, medical marijuana users have more relaxed limitations regarding cannabis. Cannabis patients have more flexible potency limits, as well as cultivation limits. This means that patients have greater legal protection when growing their own cannabis. They can also travel with medical cannabis, a right not granted to recreational users.
Limit of Cannabis Plants for MMJ Patients
Medical cannabis users are allowed to grow six mature and six immature plants. In addition, certain rights are granted to a person with a medical recommendation for cannabis with regard to the cultivation of cannabis. In California, the law stipulates that a medical marijuana patient can legally grow cannabis from the comfort of their own home.
This is what the basic limit is, but with a doctor’s approval, a patient may be able to increase this limit up to ninety-nine herbs in total. In California, it is also legal for adults 21 and older who are recreational users to grow at home.
With a grower’s license in California, it is possible to grow ninety-nine plants with a doctor’s approval. If a doctor deems that a patient’s condition merits further cultivation, he may grant a patient a license to do so. Another limitation to growing cannabis at home is that California law prohibits cultivation for commercial purposes. This means that the patient must be the one using what is grown and is prohibited from selling what is grown from home.
Renewal of an MMJ card
We offer a fast and convenient way to renew your California MMJ card online. A new consultation with a doctor is necessary once your MMJ card has expired. Renewing a medical marijuana card is a simple treat. The first step is to contact California County. There is a fee that will not exceed $100, as that is the allowable limit for the county.