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At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we want to guide patients through each part of the medical marijuana experience, whether it’s helping them understand how weed can treat their symptoms or teaching them to find the right dispensary.
Part of applying for MMJ in any state is consulting with your doctor to get their approval. We’re here to explain how the registration experience happens in San Jose, Calif.
If you look at California’s MMJ regulations, you can see that all sorts of people experiencing symptoms that interfere with their lives can qualify.
Patients with the following diagnoses can sign up for medicinal cannabis:
Don’t worry if you don’t have any of those health problems — you might also qualify if your medical issues keep you from doing basic tasks like:
If you don’t relate to either of those qualifications, you could also get approved if the illness you have is a threat to your health and safety if it doesn’t receive proper treatment.
If you think you fit into one of those categories, work with your county government and doctor to get an MMJ application submitted. You’ll need to get these items together to turn in a complete registration:
The correspondence from your doctor needs to clearly state they recommend you for medical marijuana and think you have an eligible health problem. If you need something to work off of, California has an optional form you and your doctor can use (English version, Spanish version).
If you’re stumped on where to get your medicine, we have a list featuring dispensaries and growing cooperatives in California. The state only lets you have an ounce of flower or eight grams of concentrated product at one time.
Also, if you came to California from out of the country, travel with caution — harsher outlooks on immigration have caused ICE officers to cite federal marijuana law as a reason to deport MMJ patients.
Already see a doctor who approves of using weed for medical purposes? Have them write you a recommendation and you’re good to go. If your primary care physician doesn’t want to recommend pot, we have a list of doctors you can visit instead