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10 Fast Facts about California Medical Marijuana Program in 2012

10 Fast Facts about California Medical Marijuana Program in 2012

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 02/21/2013 in Medical Marijuana Laws

California Medical Marijuana Program Fast Facts 2012

To obtain a medical marijuana card from a medical marijuana doctor in California, applicants must be over the age of 18 with a valid state issued photo ID. Applicants must have a debilitating medical condition with valid medical records outlying their qualified condition.

  • California became a medical marijuana state in 1996 when 56% of voters passed Proposition 215.
  • In California, there are 7,801 patients registered for medical marijuana.
  • San Francisco County is the largest medical marijuana county in California with 1638 patients. Second is Los Angeles County with 1083 patients.
  • To obtain a recommendation from a California Marijuana Doctor, a patient must suffer from AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraine, persistent muscle spasms, including spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, including seizures associated with epilepsy, severe nausea; Other chronic or persistent medical symptoms.
  • The cost to apply for a California Marijuana Card is $66 and $33 for Medi-Cal Patients. Counties may add on their own administration fees.
  • Patients with a California Marijuana Card may possess up to 8 ounces of usable medical marijuana and cultivate 6 mature cannabis plants or 12 immature plants.
  • The state of California is estimated to be earning $58 million – $110 million from the medical marijuana program.
  • Since 2004, California has issued 66,319 medical marijuana cards.
  • Of 68 counties, Colusa and Sutter County are the only counties in California to ban medical marijuana.
  • There are 477 registered caregivers in California permitted to grow marijuana for patients.

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