All about Medical Marijuana California

There is no state standard or regulation of the distribution and cultivation of medical marijuana in California. The state leaves the establishment of guidelines to the jurisdiction at a county level. All except three counties had implemented a medical marijuana program as of November of 2009. Sutter and Mariposa remain pending while Colusa’s date of implementation is still unknown.
The marijuana act has removed criminal penalties on possession, use and cultivation of marijuana by patients with a doctor’s recommendation. The recommendation should state that the patient would benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Patients who are diagnosed with illnesses where marijuana is deemed fit are given legal protection under the act.
Some of the conditions approved for using medical marijuana in California include AIDS, arthritis, anorexia, cachexia, chronic pain, cancer, glaucoma, migraine, seizures which include seizure associated with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, persistent muscle spasms, severe nausea and other chronic medical symptoms.
To register for a medical marijuana card in California, you have to contact your county and complete an application form. Have your doctor complete the written documentation and mail your completed forms. The fee for the card includes state admin fees of $66 for each patient and $33 for caregivers. You can mail your completed forms to the California Department of Public Health, County Health Services Branch MS 5203, PO Box 99377 Sacramento, CA 95899-7377.

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