Are you a newbie to medical marijuana who’s curious about signing up? Even though California MMJ applications might seem overwhelming if you don’t work with legalese and medical terminology too much, they’re straightforward if you know what you’re doing. Here’s a no-nonsense overview of registering in Santa Rosa, Calif.
California medicinal cannabis regulations give tons of patients the chance to use a natural cure for their illnesses so they can experience a better quality of life.
Some patients are eligible due to a specific diagnosis. The ones mentioned specifically in the law are:
Other patients can make the cut by experiencing symptoms that make it difficult to do what the ADA calls “daily living activities.” These activities include:
If your illness could put your health and safety in jeopardy if it isn’t medicated, you could also qualify.
You must stop by your county’s health department to apply for the medical cannabis program. A complete registration includes:
To get these things together, you need help from your doctor. Schedule an appointment with them and ask them for a written document stating they recommend you for MMJ and consider you eligible according to state guidelines. Although you don’t have to use it, California offers a form your doctor can fill out to serve this purpose (English version, Spanish version).
Medical marijuana patients must buy their medicine from a dispensary or growing co-op and possess less weed than the carrying limit — one ounce for bud, eight grams for concentrate. Starting in 2018, recreational businesses will get licenses, and your options will expand.
Patients who come from out of the country, regardless of citizenship status, can sometimes get deported due to medical marijuana being federally illegal. We caution you to travel safely when you have your medicine and documents with you.
We have a database of MMJ-friendly doctors for you to access if the doctor you already see refuses to medicate with marijuana.