Holistic medicine may take some different approaches from standard healthcare, but that doesn’t mean medical marijuana patients can skip out on doctors’ visits. In fact, if you want to become a certified patient in California, you must build a doctor-patient relationship with a medical professional. Read on to learn about the benefits of getting evaluated by a cannabis-trained doctor for Costa Mesa residents.
In 2016, California legalized recreational marijuana, but the law has a catch — municipalities decide which parts of the regulations they adopt immediately. Costa Mesa already had medical marijuana dispensaries when recreational retailers began opening in 2018. But, city government members want to take their time deciding how to implement the new rules. At the time of writing, they have yet to decide on final laws, so there are no recreational stores in the city.
Since Costa Mesa officials have asked for more time to put state marijuana laws in place, you can’t grow, own or use cannabis without a medical card, either. That leaves medicinal marijuana dispensaries as your only option for obtaining legal medicine in town.
We’ve established that getting certification from the state is the only way to medicate in Costa Mesa legally. But, that doesn’t mean that you won’t get anything else out of joining the medical marijuana program. Even if you move or travel out of town, you can take advantage of the following perks:
Ready to reap the benefits of medicinal marijuana? Use this directory to get in touch with a physician near you.