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As a potential weed patient, it can be rough to get started understanding how MMJ works in California. We’re here to teach you all the basics of San Diego, Calif., weed and help you find a doctor to get you started.
California’s regulations offer weed as a natural alternative to patients dealing with all sorts of disorders that impede their ability to get through life.
These diagnoses can qualify you without any extra justifications:
If you don’t have any of those conditions, you can still enter the program if your health impacts how well you can do the following actions:
The regulations also include other illnesses that have the potential to cause harm to the patient’s safety and health if they don’t improve.
Each county delegates medical marijuana registration to its health office. They’ll want the following documents from you:
You must get written proof that your physician considers your illness eligible for medical marijuana and recommends it for you. This note can come in just about any form if it includes those two statements. If you think having a pre-made document for your doctor to fill out will help you, California has one for your convenience (English version, Spanish version).
Your California weed card will let you go to a dispensary or cooperative to obtain up to one ounce of bud or eight grams of concentrate at a time.
NORML has discovered that some patients from out of the country, whether they’re citizens or not, have been deported by ICE officials. They justify it by citing the illegality of marijuana in federal law. Please take care while travelling.
California makes your life a little easier by letting any licensed doctor recommend pot for you. However, not every doctor thinks that marijuana is a legit medicine, so we offer a list of weed-friendly doctors if you need to find one.